Minister Mohsin Naqvi orders blockage of SIMs issued on invalid CNICs

ISLAMABAD (HRNW) – Federal Minster for Interior Mohsin Naqvi on Thursday directed the National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) to block mobile SIMs issued on invalid and expired identity cards.

During his visit to the NADRA headquarters, the minister visited various departments and instructed the authorities to set up offices across the country on the pattern of model police stations established in Punjab.

He said that establishing model NADRA offices would improve service delivery and provide convenience to the public.

NADRA Chairman Lt Gen Muhammad Munir Afsar welcomed the minister. Naqvi ordered to waive the fee of death certificates for convenience of the public. He also directed officials to ensure complete security of citizens’ data.

He said the model offices should be built to provide fast-track service to the public. He said more facilities should be provided on mobile platforms for the convenience of the people and social media should be used effectively to promote the institution’s initiatives.

He also planted saplings in the lawn of NADRA headquarters as part of the plantation campaign.

The NADRA chairman presented Roadmap 2024-25 in a briefing which included modern and phased security architecture, cyber security audits and employee cyber security awareness besides the NADRA Strategic Plan.