The government has decided to introduce new NICs after ending normal ID cards. According to details, National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) has announced the release of ID cards with SIMs (smart cards) under which the normal ID cards (without SIM) will be closed.
According to media reports, NADRA will introduce smart NICs after 31st December 2016 while executive centers of NADRA have already halted the release of normal NICs even before 31st December 2016.
On the other hand, the citizens are given the new Smart ID cards for Rs. 800 instead of Rs. 400 fee that is announced by interior minister.
In NADRA’s executive center of parliament house, the Smart ID cards for members, servants and media personnel are not made with normal fees. According to report, the officials of executive center in Islamabad told that Smart ID cards in the said center were made with normal fee of Rs. 400.