The Interior Minister, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad has said that National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) will issue the first Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) free of cost within fifteen days, instead of forty days.
According to media reports, Sheikh Rasheed has stated this while talking to media at NADRA Headquarters in Islamabad on Friday.
The Interior Minister further stated that fifty new NADRA centers will be opened across the country to serve the general public.
Sheikh Rasheed has said that offices of passport and ID cards will be opened in all the embassies of Pakistan, which will be supervised by NADRA and supported by the Foreign Office.
“Number of NADRA mobile vans will be increased to three hundred to facilitate the people residing in far off areas of the country,” he said.
The Minister added that the government is also fully committed to sort out issues of oversees Pakistanis as well.