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Govt directs to reinstate CNICs of people named in Fourth Schedule

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Friday directed to reinstate blocked Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs) of all individuals named in Fourth Schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act, ARY News reported.

The decision was taken in a meeting, chaired by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, with a delegation of Difa-e-Pakistan Council, led by Maulana Sami ul Haq.

“All provinces will be asked to review the list of fourth schedule as no one can be deprived of citizenship and CNICs, after being a Pakistani national,” he said while talking to the delegation in Islamabad.

The minister said that if anyone has been deprived of CNICs despite his Pakistani nationality, it should be rectified and such decisions should not be made in future.

He said religious forces played an important role in improvement of security situation in the country.

“Reservations of the religious quarters will be removed in collaboration with the provincial assemblies,” he assured the delegation.

The interior minister said Pakistan was created in the name of Islam and would exist on the basis of the same foundations.  He said no power in the world could separate religion from Pakistan.



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