Free of cost duplicate CNICs to quake-hit citizens announced

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 28 (APP): National Database and Registration
Authority (NADRA) would provide free of cost duplicate Computerized
National Identity Cards (CNICs) to citizens badly affected and
displaced in wake of devastating earthquake.
The basic objective of this initiative is to ensure benefits
for the citizens as and when the government launches new
schemes to facilitate the affected persons. The quake-hit citizens
would not need to bring any document.
This would also help speed up government’s efforts for
rehabilitation and relief.
As per directions of Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali
Khan here on Wednesday, NADRA’s registration centers in the vicinity
have been asked to make special arrangements for providing
CNICs to expand and reinforce federal and provincial governments’
relief activities in a transparent and efficient manner.
Similarly, Chairman NADRA, Usman Mobin has asked the concerned
quarters to speed-up the registration of local people in the
quake-hit areas. They just need to approach NADRA Registration
Center or spot NADRA Mobile Registration Vans and man-pack units to
apply for CNICs.
The Authority will gather biometrics digital fingerprints and
snapshot of citizens, their father and mother name and address for
the identification of CNIC number and accordingly, will trace their
CNICs in the database. No one will be able to apply for a reprint of
someone else’s card.
Director General Peshawar NADRA has been directed
to personally monitor the operational activities across the Khyber
Pakhtunkhwa (KPK).
Moreover, the Authority has also deputed 10 Mobile
Registration Vans (MRVs) fitted with state-of-the-art computer and
communication equipment and 15 man-pack units for registering
affected people.
Local teams of NADRA are willing to work with Pakistan army
and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to do damage
assessment survey in rehabilitation services.
Meanwhile, Ch. Nisar has said this catastrophe poses a
challenge and demands extra efforts and support for the
rehabilitation of affected people. Scores of people have been
displaced due to a devastating earthquake across the province of
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. NADRA would make allout efforts to give them a
helping hand, he said.