Nadra ordered to issue all pending CNICs by July 24
ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has issued special instructions to National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) for issuance and timely delivery of National Identity Cards in order to ensure participation of voters in the elections 2018.
According to ECP, NADRA has been directed to immediately process the applications for lost ID cards and issue these without any delay.
Moreover, the ID cards of those citizens should not be confiscated who have applied for changes in particulars until the new cards are issued.
Irrespective of the applications’ category of normal or urgent, the N.I.Cs should be issued by 24th of this month.
In April this year, Nadra had increased fee for issuance of all types of Computerized CNICs and National Identity Cards for Overseas Pakistanis.
The revised fee structure was implemented from April 24 onwards across the country.
According to a notification of Nadra, any one obtaining normal CNIC for the first time will not be charged a single penny, whereas Rs 400 will be charged for renewal or issuance of duplicate cards.
Urgent and executive CNICs can be obtained on payment of Rs 1150 and Rs 2150, respectively. A new smart identity card will cost Rs 750, whereas urgent and executive can be obtained after payment of Rs 1500 and Rs 2500, respectively.