KARACHI: Sindh government has decided to approach the federal government to mobilise special teams of National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) to issue computerised national identity cards (CNIC) in the rural areas of the province before forthcoming housing census.
This decision was taken in a meeting held under Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah to review the forthcoming housing and population census here at the CM House.
The chief minister was informed that possessing CNIC was mandatory to count households and head counts (head of the family).
Mr. Shah directed the chief secretary to talk to the federal government and request them to mobilise special NADRA team to issue CNICs to the people who have failed to get their cards so far.
There must be 100 percent coverage of NADRA in terms of issuing CNICs to the people of the province. He said that he wants that everyone must be counted at right place.
The provincial census commissioner informed that complete plan had been worked out to start first phase of house listing from March 15 to March 17, 2017. Census enumeration for first block would be of 10 days starting from March 18 to March 27. Enumeration of homeless population for first block would be for one day only on March 28. The first phase which include retrieval of census documents for first block and issuance of material for 2nd block, house listing operation for second block, census enumeration for 2nd Block, enumeration of homeless population, retrieval of census documents for 2nd Block would be completed by April 15, 2017.
The second phase would start with same features from April 25 to May 26, 2017.