LAHORE - The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday sought detailed reply for May 11 from federal government, ministry of interior and National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) on a petition against charging fee for providing services to citizens including issuance of B-Forms, national identity cards and birth certificates. The reply was also sought from ministry of local government, ministry of law, Punjab government, all registration offices of Nadra in Punjab, all districts government in Punjab, all boards of intermediate and secondary education in Punjab in connection with inconvenience of public about getting Nadras CNICs and B-forms (birth certificates) and govts decision of making such B-forms compulsory at the stage of students admission for 9th class and 11th class examinations. Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed passed these orders a constitutional petition filed by Muhammad Azhar Siddiqui advocate, chairman Judicial Activism Panel. The petitioner beseeched that Nadra may be barred from charging fees on all services being provided to the citizens pleading that Nadra was unlawfully charging fee for issuance of B-Forms, national identity cards and birth certificates. Petitioner-lawyer said Nadra was established under National Database and Registration Authority Ordinance, 2000 with a view to improve and modernize database system and to minimise the scope of corruption. He said Nadra was charging fee throughout Pakistan for issuance of Origin Card, National Identity Card, registration of births, deaths, marriages and deaths and registration of minor children in B-Forms. He pointed out that no notifications regarding charging fee for issuance of these cards had been either prescribed or made public. Petitioner said the people were forced to face humiliation and had to waste their precious time, young children, women, widows, orphans and old aged citizen had to queue up in scorching heat despite the fact they made payment to get citizenship card. The petitioner said as per information Rs500 was being charged for new card of any type, Rs1000 as urgent fee Rs500 for registration births, etc, and Rs100/500 for registration in B-Form. Azhar said he himself visited Nadra office to get a B-Form for his daughter admission and he had to pay Rs500 fee for registration and wasted the whole day for completion of registration process. He said chairman Nadra had created anarchy, chaos and uncertainty in the society that why the public at large had to pay such fees to establish the citizenship rights. He said every government had the right to collect the taxes for the purposes of providing better services and facilities to the citizens but this could only be done with backing of law supported and strengthen by the Constitution of Pakistan, 1973. He said levy of fee on services could be sustainable only when equal services were rendered to the persons paying the registration fee.