I wish to invite your attention regarding incident occurred in Gujranwala National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) office where woman died due to lack of disciplinary arrangements and management for handling citizens. Citizen National identity card is national identity and right for every citizen which is granted by the state of Islamic republic of Pakistan. Rationally, CNIC is the only authenticated proof of being citizen of any state and legal channel of obtaining education, health, employment, livelihood, and housing and transportation facilities. Therefore, citizens cannot blocked themselves without CNIC, in reverse case, daily life is blocked without CNIC.I was shocked and freeze when I heard news at ARY News that “woman died at NADRA office while getting her CNIC at NADRA Gujranwala office”.

National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) is initiating and exercising many constructive and productive initiatives for facilitating citizens and making their life easy with CNIC.NADRA has established NARC offices at each tehsil of districts in Punjab. Another productive initiative is “NADRA’s mobile van” which goes at the door step of every community in the rural and urban areas for reaching to citizens and facilitating them with CNIC at their door step. NADRA has also made convenient and ease process of obtaining child birth certificate, death certificate and marriage certificate. Subsequently, NADRA is doing efforts to raise mass awareness raising on the importance and particularly standard criteria and process of obtaining CNIC.

LAILA RUBAB JASKANI,

Rajanpur, February 16.