Murtaza assures restoration of blocked CNICs

Murtaza assures restoration of blocked CNICs.
Islamabad Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javed Abbasi on Monday said the identity cards blocked by National Database and Registration Authority would e restored within next couple of days.
‘The recommendations of the Committee constituted on this issue had been approved and Interior Ministry has completed task on this issue’, he informed the House in response to a point of order raised by ANP Leader Haji Ghulam Ahmed Bilour.
‘Implementation on recommendations shall start during this week after issuance of a notification and process of restoring 174,000 CNICs shall start thereon,’ he explained.
An amount of Rs 18.5 billion has been allocated to Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS) for conducting 6th Population Census 2017.
The first phase in designated districts was started on March 15, in which the operation in the first block had been successfully completed while it started in the second block on March 31.
Similarly, the census operation in the districts falling in phase-11 would start on April 25 and complete by May 25, he added.
State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali Monday apprised the Senate that water scarcity was an important national issue and called for jointing hands to cope it effectively.
The minister said the government has acquired 90 per land for Diamer Bhasha dam and work on it would be started by end of this year.
He called for strict legislation regarding water use to address the water shortage issue in the country.

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