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NADRA urges people to get their expiry CNIC renewed.

ISLAMABAD, 06 April , 2009 (Frontier Star) -- National Data and Registration Authority, NADRAs spokesperson has advised the citizens to get their expired Computerized National Identity Cards (CINC) renewed in order to protect their legal, business and other interests linked with these cards. He reminded the holder of expired CNIC that all legal transactions relating to purchase/sale/transfer of property, opening or operation of bank accounts, foreign travel and many other activities that require identification of an individual, require possession of a valid CNIC. He said that the expiry date on CNIC is specially mentioned to ensure that the data of each individual is regularly updated. He warned that after expiry of these cards, the card holder would not be able to avail any facility that requires irrevocable proof of his/her identification. NADRA Official said that NADRA as a responsible corporate entity periodically enlighten the public about the facilities available for them at authority offices. He said it is heartening to note that after announcement by NADRA to accept CINC applications free of charge people now flock its offices that has rapidly enlarged the database of the authority. He said CINC holders throughout Pakistan are availing the NADRA Kiosk facilities to pay their utility bills. He said the data available with NADRA enables the government to fine tune its development policies according to the needs of the people. He said that just as the citizens need to renew their passports it is also essential get to renew their CNICs after expiration. Keeping in view the past grievances of the issues that the senior citizens have been encountering due to standing in long queues in order to get their CNICs renewed, NADRA has immediately taken the following measures, 65 years and above will no longer have to renew their cards for the whole lifetime; therefore they do not have to undergo the inconvenience of the process.

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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Apr 6, 2009
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