NADRA to Introduce Fees for CNIC Re-Verification

The re-verification process of Computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC) has been in a state of delay for a while now. A new development related to this process is that the Chairman of NADRA has moved a summary to the Interior Ministry suggesting to charge Rs 15 per family to meet the expenditure of verification of CNICs.

According to the new re-verification process, NADRA was required to send an SMS to the head of the family for re-verification. The summary moved by the Chairman of NADRA is part of a new proposal that is under consideration. This proposal suggests that the Mobile phone companies will be directed to receive the SMS charges from the head of the family.

Sources say that this proposal is aimed to meet the expenditures of the whole re-verification process. Considering the number of CNIC holders in Pakistan, NADRA will end up earning millions if these charges are implemented.

NADRA was directed by the Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to start the re-verification process of CNICs from the first of July 2016. But no work has been started yet despite the passage of 13 days.

A committee has been formed under the Secretary for Interior affairs to find a solution to the re-verification issue.

via Pakistan Today