Nisar directs NADRA to ensure timeline in launching CNIC re verification drive

ISLAMABAD, Jun 8 (APP): Minister for Interior Minister Chaudhry
Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday directed the National Database
and Registration Authority (NADRA) to ensure that set
timelines are strictly followed for launch of the CNIC
re verification drive across the country.

The Interior Minister was chairing a meeting here
on Wednesday attended by Secretary Interior, National Coordinator NACTA, DG Immigration and Passport, DG ANF, Chairman NADRA, IG Islamabad, DG Civil Defence and chief commissioner Islamabad.

The minister directed NADRA chairman to speed up putting in place
the required systems for launching the re verification drive within shortest possible time.

β€œNo slackness will be tolerated on part of any official at
any level in relation to the launch of CNIC re verification drive and it has to be completed within a span of six months,” the Interior Minister directed the chairman NADRA.

The minister asserted, that a set timeline also be given by
NADRA for sending short message service (SMS) to all the 105
million CNIC customers.

This important national security objective can only be
achieved, he said, once the CNIC re verification drive comes to a successful end with elimination of aliens from NADRA’s database.

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The chairman NADRA briefed the minister over the
media campaign prepared by NADRA for awareness of the general public in relation to re verification drive of CNICs.

The minister also approved the central database format prepared by NADRA meant for the proclaimed offenders.

He was informed that FIA, ICT Police and ANF have so
far provided record of 7,678 Proclaimed Offenders for inclusion
in the central databank. It is worth mentioning that Islamabad
Police since April till date has arrested 1,196 POs.

The minister directed that all the law enforcement
agencies should benefit from the central data registry
of proclaimed offenders being maintained by NADRA.

He also directed FIA, ANF and Islamabad Police to speed
up their operation for ensuring the arrest of proclaimed offenders who are involved in heinous crimes with zero tolerance approach.

He ordered IG Islamabad for putting in place a transparent
and merit based recruitment system to give equal opportunities to talented youth to become part of Islamabad Police force.

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The Director General Immigration and Passport briefed the interior minister about the online renewal of passports. The minister
directed DG immigration to ensure that online facility is made available to the expatriates and citizens living in Pakistan at the minimum possible additional cost.

Discussing the Safe City Project, the minister ordered that
a weekly report should be submitted by the Islamabad Police to
his office about the gains made through the $125 million Safe
City Project towards improved policing in the federal capital.

He directed IG Islamabad Police that all police stations in
ICT should submit a weekly report to his office with regards to registration of FIRs and action taken on them especially apprehending proclaimed offenders.

The minister said that weekly report on heinous crime in federal capital including murder, robbery, kidnapping and kidnapping for ransom,
and car snatching should also be submitted to his office.