ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) completed registration of 1208 prisoners in Central Jail Karachi.
The latest drive to register prisoners was initiated on the special directives of Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. Mobile Registration Vans were deployed in order to process fresh and duplicate CNICs of the prisoners at the jail. Duplicate cards are processed in case the prisoner has lost his CNIC and same can be retrieved through thumb impression.
NADRA staff registered 1208 prisoner by capturing photo, finger prints and corresponding data respectively. The said data has also been integrated with NADRA\'s national database.
Spokesperson of NADRA has said that the Regional Head Offices of NADRA had already conducted snap assessment survey at all the central and district jails of the country earlier this year.
He said that through the survey it was found that in six jails under jurisdiction of NADRA Lahore Region 2976 fresh and 337 duplicate; in five jails under jurisdiction of Karachi Region of NADRA 808 fresh and 173 duplicate; in six jails under jurisdiction of Islamabad Region of NADRA 190 fresh and 34 duplicate; in 8 jails under jurisdiction of Peshawar Region of NADRA 509 fresh and 501 duplicate; in eleven jails under jurisdiction of NADRA Quetta Region 396 fresh and 23 duplicate; and in seven jails under jurisdiction of NADRA Sargodha Region 1483 fresh and 553 duplicate Computerized National Identity Cards were required to be processed.
To this effect NADRA deployed 62 Mobile Registration Vans (MRVs) to process 6362 fresh CNICs and 1621 duplicate CNICs of the prisoners in 62 districts of the country.