7,000 passports, 4,000 LoC permits await verification: Govt

Fazil Qayoom
SRINAGAR: The government on Wednesday said that 7000 passports and 4000 LOC permits were awaiting verification at various stages.
In a written reply to MLA Aijaz Ahmad Mir’s question, the government said that till 17 September this year, verification for 7157 passport was pending.
“Similarly, 1179 LOC permit applications of Indian nationals and 2736 permit applications of PaK/Pak nationals are pending for verification at various stages,” it said.
The government also said that between January to September this year, 135 passport verifications have been sent by CID as ‘not-recommended’ while as 5675 Indian and 5087 Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) and Pakistan nationals have not been recommended for travel via LOC.”
It, however, denied disclosing the names of the persons whose passports and permits have not been cleared citing security implications.