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Passports could be applied from post offices shortly, says Shashi Tharoor

He said around 86 post offices have already started work in this regard

Press Trust of India  |  Amritsar 

Shashi Tharoor
Chairperson Shashi Tharoor with other members of Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs pay obeisance at Golden Temple in Amritsar

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who led a 15-member delegation of the on External Affairs here, on Monday stated that passports could be applied from shortly.

During their stay in the city, the parliamentary committee members visited the Amritsar office, where Tharoor interacted with seekers besides holding discussions with the officials at the office.

Talking to media, the senior Congress leader said there was a need to upgrade all in the country with latest infrastructure since there was "vast availability of ..One can find it in every nook and corner of the country, even in remote villages."

He said passports could be applied from post offices shortly, adding around 86 post offices have already started work in this regard.

The delegation, including eight MPs, paid obeisance at the sanctum sanctorum of the Golden Temple here. They also visited the historic Jallianwala Bagh, where they paid tributes to the martyrs who had sacrificed their lives for the freedom of the nation.

The delegation thereafter visited the Integrated Check Post (ICP) Attari/Wagah border where they held a meeting with the Custom and BSF officials in order to have a "first hand information with regard to the required infrastructure at ICP, import/export activities with Pakistan and problems faced by the officials."

The members also witnessed the evening beating retreat ceremony at Wagah border.

First Published: Mon, May 01 2017. 22:24 IST