Citizens urged to get their CNICs renewed
Islamabad: National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has urged all citizens to have their expired CNICs renewed immediately to avoid any inconvenience in legal, financial and other matters where a valid CNIC is compulsory, says a press release issued here on Tuesday.
More than 9 million computerised identity cards have been expired till date. Renewal has become must to avoid any inconvenience. The expired cards are automatically blocked by the system and cannot be used for any transactions relating to purchase, sale, transfer of property, opening or operation of bank accounts, foreign travel and many other activities that require identification of an individual, require possession of a valid CNIC. Moreover, machine readable passport could not be obtained or processed due to expired computerised identity card.
Nadra Deputy Chairman Tariq Malik said that after expiry of CNICs, the card holders would not be able to avail any facility that requires irrevocable proof of his/her identification.
He said Nadra has instructed all its centres and staff across the country to facilitate applicants for renewal on priority basis while Nadra shall facilitate the applications even 90 days before the expiry date on the card to keep convenience of the public at the fore front. He made it clear that no documentary proof, except original CNIC with expiry date, is required from applicants who are applying for renewal of CNIC. He also added that no attestation is required for renewal cases.
Applicant is issued CNIC with his/her latest information and extended expiry date. If an applicant gets his/her CNIC renewed at an age of 56, his/her CNIC is declared valid for lifetime.
Source: The News