NADRA decides to exempt overseas Pakistanis from signing up for NICOP

Pakistanis working abroad will no longer be required to sign up for a National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP), officials from the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) told lawmakers on Monday.

An amendment to the NADRA Ordinance to remove the condition for Pakistanis working abroad has been sent to the interior ministry for approval, NADRA officials informed the National Assembly’s Committee on Overseas Pakistanis during a briefing.

The fee to obtain a NICOP will also be reduced, the committee was told.

Obtaining, modifying or renewing a NICOP can cost over Rs10000 according to the fee structure currently imposed by NADRA available on its website. Dawn report

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