ISLAMABAD: All provinces will be asked to review the list of fourth schedule as no one can be deprived of citizenship and Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs), after being a Pakistani national.

This was stated by Minister for Interior Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan in a meeting with delegation of Difa-e-Pakistan Council, led by Maulana Samiul Haq.

The minister said that if anyone has been deprived of CNICs despite his Pakistani nationality, it should be rectified and such decisions should not be made in future.

Nisar said that religious forces have played an important role in reviving the effective security arrangements and it would never be allowed to target them. He assured the delegation that reservations of religious quarters would be removed after complete coordination with provincial governments.

The minister said that Pakistan was established in the name of Islam and it would exist forever on the basis of Islamic ideology. "Our religion is real strength for us and Pakistan would always remain Islamic state," he added.