National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has revised its policy to facilitate the overseas Pakistanis in getting DUP clearance. Now Overseas Pakistanis can apply online to get DUP clearance.
NADRA has been facing issues related to DUP for quite some time. A citizen is marked as DUP in the NADRA database if the overseas Pakistani has multiple identity cards with different particulars.
Now NADRA is offering online applications to facilitate overseas Pakistanis who face similar issues.
The Wafaqi Mohtasib Secretariat has notified all the centers abroad who deal with the application process of issuing identity cards to display clear instructions and guidelines to the citizens facing this problem, added Hafiz Ahsaan Khokhar, senior adviser law and grievance commissioner for Overseas Pakistanis.
He claimed they had been receiving complaints on the matter for a long time.
Mr. Khokhar further added that
Due to this, millions of overseas Pakistanis, especially living in the USA and European countries, were facing numerous issues for the issuance of passports, visas or nationalities.
Mr. Khokhar said the Ombudsman Secretariat is responsible for monitoring the whole process. He also said that they will try helping the expat Pakistanis in overcoming this issue.