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ECP refuses govt proposal of holding NADRA

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's election commission  has turned down the government proposal for placing the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) under its administrative control, ARY News reported on Friday. 

Ishtiak Ahmed Khan, Secretary Election Commission of Pakistan, in a letter to the Ministry of Interior also rejected the proposal for holding the control of NADRA for three months till verification of thumb impression of voters.

The verification of thumb impression by Nadra was a kind of forensic analysis and the report produced by it would be considered as forensic evidence and examined by the election tribunal which issued orders for verification, the letter said. The commission said it was not supposed to become a party in such matters.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar on Sunday had said that the government had decided to place Nadra under administrative control of the ECP for three months to the extent of election-related matters and the decision had been approved by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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