ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Thursady has approved the Computerised National Identity Card (CNICs) re-verification drive across Pakistan from 1st July.
The minister was informed in a meeting that NADRA has established the needed helpline capable of handling 10,000 calls per day and a SMS gateway of 150,000 SMS per day to facilitate general public who would report suspected CNICs issued to aliens.
Choudhry Nisar directed that nationwide CNIC re-verification drive would start from July 1. He said that side by side with this multi-pronged exercise, the input by Joint Verification Committees will continue to identify aliens who have illegally acquired CNICs.
The minister said that NADRA must give timeline for finalization of all cases involving blockage of CNICs so that people don’t spend lifetime clearing their names.
The minister also approved media strategy of NADRA for awareness of the general masses. He said that CNIC re-verification awareness campaign should also be launched in local ethnic languages.
Courtesy : TheNews