LAHORE, Pakistan / Daily Times / News / July 16, 2011
ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has so far exempted 7.4 million senior citizens from renewal of computerised national identity cards (CNICs), as they have either reached the age of 65 or have been issued cards valid for lifetime, NADRA Deputy Chairman Tariq Malik said in a statement issued on Friday.
The deputy chairman said that the demographic data of citizens is vital for analysis and planning for the overall improvement of the country, which needs to be updated so that various development projects can be efficiently designed and executed. He said that the policy of expiry of the CNICs after a specific period ensures that the data of each individual is regularly updated. The renewal of ID cards protects citizens and updating their data protects them against identity theft. The renewal of CNICs also facilitates storing of the applicants’ data as per the new technology and procedures, Malik added.
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