INTERIOR MINISTER GIVES FINAL APPROVAL FOR
NATIONAL CNICS RE-VERIFICATION DRIVE
NADRA MUST GIVE TIMELINE FOR FINALIZATION OF ALL CASES INVOLVING
BLOCKAGE OF CNICS: INTERIOR MINISTER
Chitral Times Report
Islamabad:The Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan gave
final approval for national CNICs re-verification drive to be
launched on July 1, across Pakistan.
The interior minister was chairing a meeting here on Thursday, also
attended by Secretary Interior, NC NACTA, Chairman NADRA and other
The Minister was informed that NADRA has established the needed
helpline capable of handling 10,000 calls per day and a SMS gateway
of 150,000 sms per day to facilitate general public who would
report suspected CNICs issued to aliens.
The Interior Minister was informed that training for needed human
resources was also complete to ensure successful completion of
national CNIC re-verification drive.
It is worth noting that Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan has
given six months deadline for re-verification of the CNICs to NADRA,
declaring “it an important milestone pertaining to national
The Minister directed that national CNIC re-verification scheme
would start from July 1. The multi-pronged strategy comprises of
data analysis schemes for verification including across the board
fraud detection and mathematical modeling, utilization of PTA’s
data for identification of aliens, Amnesty scheme, establishment of
helpline and family tree intrusion detection through sms.
He said that side by side with this multi-pronged exercise, the
input by Joint Verification Committees will continue to identify
aliens who have illegally acquired CNICs.
The Minister said that NADRA must give timeline for finalization of
all cases involving blockage of CNICs so that people don’t spend
lifetime clearing their names.
The Interior Minister directed that NADRA should ensure utilization
of all its resources to achieve the desired objective of removing
aliens from NADRA’s data base within the given timeline.
The Interior Minister also approved media strategy of NADRA for
awareness of the general masses.
The Interior Minister said that CNIC re-verification awareness
campaign should also be launched in local ethnic languages.
He said that it would help NADRA to create awareness over the
importance of this national security campaign among various
communities with different languages and backgrounds.