The National Database and Registration Authority NADRA has resumed its operations from today. The government decided to reopen NADRA offices on the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
PM’s aide on poverty alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar had appealed for reopening NADRA offices. The coronavirus relief operation affected due to the closure of NADRA offices, according Nishter.
The Ministry of Interior would formulate SOPs regarding NADRA offices. The ministry had closed down all NADRA offices on March 20 amid growing number of coronavirus cases in the country. NADRA had also extended the expiry date of all CNICs due to expire from September 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020.
Three mega centres in the Karachi would also be operational for a single shift and would remain open from Monday to Thursday during 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The offices will remain open on Friday during 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.
The offices will perform bio-metric verification on the beneficiaries of the Ehsaas programme amid special arrangements made for the visitors to maintain social distancing due to coronavirus pandemic. The verification process would be carried out using 600 NADRA centres and 200 mobile vans.
On the other hand The death toll due to novel coronavirus in Pakistan has risen to 462 with total number infection cases in the country has reached 20,186. These include Punjab, 7524, Sindh, 7465, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa 3129, Balochistan 1218, Islamabad Capital Territory 415, Gilgit-Baltistan 364, and Azad Kashmir 71 cases.
According to National Command and Operation Center, so far 5,590 patients of Coronavirus have been recovered, while 462 died (Sindh: 130, Punjab: 124, KP: 180, ICT: 04, Balochistan: 21 and GB: 03) and 173 others are in a critical condition.
212,511 tests have been conducted since outbreak of the pandemic. The government has made ready 717 hospitals with Covid facilities with 3,839 patients admitted across the country.