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SC seeks details of Nadra overseas centres

SC seeks details of Nadra overseas centres

2018-04-12T18:48:44+05:00 INP

The Supreme Court on Thursday took notice of overseas centers of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) and directed the authority to submit details on the centres within 10 days.

The directives came from Chief Justice Saqib Nisar presiding a three-member bench of the apex court over the case pertaining to increase in fees of national identity cards for overseas Pakistanis.

The bench also comprised Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah.

During the proceedings on Thursday, the Foreign Office representative informed the court that the summary to lower the fees of NICOP, national identity cards for overseas Pakistanis, has been approved.

It is pertinent to mention here that during a court hearing on March 26, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal appeared before the apex court and assured to provide relief to the overseas Pakistanis.

Moreover, the chief justice directed the official to submit details of the expenditure incurred on the overseas offices of Nadra and the employees deputed there.

To this the Foreign Office official said that an estimated Rs221.8 million expenditure have been incurred on establishing the overseas offices of Nadra and four of the centres were also closed.

The chief justice directed the official to submit details of overseas units within 10 days.

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