ISLAMABAD: Chairman of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) Muhammad Tariq Malik called on Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf at Prime Minister House on Saturday and briefed him about the progress made so far regarding issuance of Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) to citizens.
The Prime Minister was informed that 452 National Registration Centres, 252 Mobile Registration Vans and 70 Semi-Mobile Units were working throughout the country for registering adults in remote and
far flung areas.
Special arrangements have been made for registration of women.
In this connection he said that Friday has been dedicated for registration of female adults and eleven NADRA centres with female
only staff are facilitating women in acquiring CNICs.
The Prime Minister appreciated the efforts of Chairman NADRA, who informed him that they have so far managed to register 99.5 % of voters in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 99% in
Punjab, 89% in Gilgit-Baltistan while 88% in Sindh and FATA.
In Balochistan only 76% of population has been registered so far.
The Prime Minister appealed to all political parties to help NADRA identify unregistered adult voters who do not have CNICs.
The Prime Minister said political parties should cooperate with the government as CNIC is mandatory for casting of vote in the next elections.
The Prime Minister directed the Chairman NADRA to launch an awareness campaign to persuade people to get CNICs so that they are
The Prime Minister said the government is committed to hold free, fair and impartial elections and NADRA should therefore ensure that all registered voters have CNICs before the next elections. (APP)