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Over 56 mln CNICs verified during ongoing drive

ISLAMABAD: (NNI)National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) on Wednesday verified over 56 million Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) during ongoing re-verification drive.
During the campaign initiated two months back, the Authority has achieved re-verification of 60 per cent CNICs.
Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had expressed satisfaction that 334 aliens had voluntarily returned their CNICs and extended amnesty scheme deadline for another one-month only for aliens. The deadline was due to expire on Wednesday (August 31).
As per data regarding re-verification drive, 80 officials of authority were also identified who had willfully included aliens in Pakistani family trees for which Ch. Nisar has directed NADRA to expedite disciplinary actions against those officials of the authority responsible for including aliens in its database. It merits mentioned here that the drive for the re-verification of CNICs is meant to screen out aliens fraudulently using Pakistan’s identity cards. NADRA had established a helpline and an SMS gateway to facilitate people. Special training for human resources was also given to ensure successful completion of the national drive.
Ch. Nisar has appreciated amount of public cooperation and media’s resounding built up for ongoing national security CNIC re-verification.

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