Pakistan

Over 56 million CNICs verified during ongoing drive

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ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has verified over 56 million Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) during ongoing re-verification drive.

It said that re-verification of 60 percent of the CNICs has been complete after the campaign was initiated two months back.

Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had expressed satisfaction that 334 aliens had voluntarily returned their CNIC. He extended the amnesty scheme deadline for another one month only for aliens, which expired today Wednesday 31st August 31.

The re-verification drive had also identified 80 officials who had willfully included aliens in Pakistani family trees. Nisar has ordered strict disciplinary action to be expedited against them for including aliens in its database.

The ongoing drive for the re-verification of CNICs is meant to screen out aliens fraudulently and illegal using identity cards of Pakistan

NADRA has established a helpline and SMS gateway to facilitate people. It also gave special training to ensure successful completion of the national drive.

Nisar appreciated amount of public cooperation and the resounding media support for ongoing national security re-verification.

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