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NADRA to start re-verification of CNICs on July 1

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ISLAMABAD: The re-verification process of Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) will begin from first July.

Chairing a meeting here in Islamabad on Thursday, Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan directed NADRA officials to ensure utilization of all its resources to achieve the desired objective within the given timeline.

The Interior Minister also approved media strategy of NADRA for awareness of masses.

Earlier in May, as a knee jerk reaction, Interior Minister held a meeting at NADRA Head Quarters, Islamabad, with Chairman NADRA, DG Passport and Immigration and officials of FIA. He had issued a 2-day ultimatum to NADRA to prepare a modus-operandi to instigate CNIC verification.

Nisar held that this re-verification would prevent recurrence of Mullah Mansour episode again.

Chief of Afghan Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was using (fake) Pakistani Computerized National Identity Card and Passport to facilitate travel to and from Iran.

Meanwhile, commenting on firing incident in Karachi which left prominent Qawwal Amjad Sabri dead, Chaudhry Nisar said terrorists and criminals were trying to sabotage the peace in Karachi.

He said Karachi operation would continue indiscriminately. Nisar also directed Director General Rangers Sindh to step up the ongoing Karachi operation against criminals.

The minister said that every hurdle in the way of operation would be removed as not only people of Karachi but the entire nation was supporting this operation.


M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.