Pakistan announces issuance of new smartcards for Afghan refugees

News Desk

The Government of Pakistan (GoP) has announced issuance of new smartcards for refugees of Afghanistan who are Proof of Registration cardholders.

According to media reports, the Chief Commissioner for Afghan Refugees, Ministry of States and Frontier Regions and NADRA with the support of UNHCR, will start the exercise of “Document Renewal and Information Verification Exercise” drive from next month in this regard.

NADRA will verify and update the data of registered Afghan refugees during this six-month exercise, who are in possession of a PoR card with an expiry date of 31 December 2015.

These Afghan refugees will receive new PoR smartcards upon verification of their data.