9m CNICs need renewal
LAHORE: As some nine million CNICs have expired, the National Database and Registration Authority has asked their holders to have them renewed immediately to avoid any inconvenience in legal, financial and other matters.
Col M. Iqbal (retired), Nadra’s Punjab general manager, said in a statement on Thursday that more than nine million CNICs had expired. “The expired cards are automatically blocked by the system and cannot be used for any transaction relating
to purchase, sale, transfer of property, opening or operation of bank accounts, foreign travel and other purposes that require identification of an individual and possession of a valid CNIC.Â”
He said machine readable passport could not be obtained or processed due to expired computerised identity card.
Col Iqbal said the authority had instructed all its centres and staff across the region to facilitate applicants for renewal on a priority basis. It would facilitate the applications even 90 days before the expiry date on the card.
He made it clear that no documentary proof, except original CNIC with expiry date, was required from applicants applying for renewal of CNICs. No attestation was required for renewal cases, he added.