KARACHI, Dec 20: Senior citizens can apply for computerized ID cards through manual forms, which can be submitted by some relative or representative on their behalf at any Nadra office, while a blood relation or any representative, with an authority letter, can collect their cards.

According to a Nadra press release issued on Saturday, around 26 swift registration centres were working in the metropolis daily, including Sundays.

It said that approximately 63 per cent (4,075,962) citizens had so far applied for CNICs out of the total 6,467,321 eligible Karachiites, while the Nadra had prepared 3,885,055 CNICs so far, of which 3,529,146 cards had been delivered to the applicants and 190,907 CNICs were in different stages of preparation.

The Central Distribution Centre (CDC) of the authority in Karachi had so far issued 438,121 CNICs, while 340,286 CNICs were available for issuance at the centre, it added.

The press release quoted Nadra Chairman Brig Saleem Moin as saying that the expiry date of Dec 31 for old manual ID cards would not be extended, and it was also misperception that Nadra would not prepare computerized ID cards after the cut-off date.

He said: “Nadra will continue to prepare new computerized national identity cards for citizens even afterwards.”

The press release also listed the locations of authority’s Swift and Satellite registration centres, where the forms for computerized ID cards were being received.

These NSRCs are: 1. Awami Markaz: Sharea Faisal 2. Nazimabad: Ilyas Centre, near A.O. Clinic. 3. DHA: Nisar Shaheed Park, Phase-4. 4. Landhi: Al-Sayed Centre, Quaidabad. 5. SITE: Labour Square, behind PSO pump, Manghopir Road. 6. Gulshan-i-Iqbal: Madina View, SB-10, Block-1. 7. Court Road: Near Sindh Assembly Building.

The SSRCs are: 1. Shah Faisal Colony: KMC Office Water Board near Bombay Bakery. 2. Ayesha Manzil: Union Council Office, Block 10, near Medina Mosque, Gulberg Town. 3. Buffer Zone: Union Council Office, UC 10, in Family Park. 4. New Karachi: Town Nazim Office, UP More, behind Telephone Exchange. 5. Clifton: Malhaq, Machli Ghar (Fish House), Funland. 6. Korangi: Town Nazim Office, Korangi F.Area, Korangi No 4. 7. Gulshan-e-Hadeed: Union Council Office, UC-6, Bin Qasim Town. 8. Saudabad: Union Council Office, UC-3, near Model More. 9. Landhi: Union Council Office, UC-9, Area 2-C, Babar Market, Landhi Complex. 10: Baldia Town: Union Council Office, UC-6, Muslim Mujahid Colony, Guldad Shah Road, Chandia Chowk. 11. Frontier Colony: Union Council office, UC-6, near Metro Cinema behind fire brigade station, SITE Town. 12. SITE Town: Union Council office, UC-2, Shah Latif Bhitai Library, Manghopir Road. 13. Gulshan-i-Iqbal: Town Municipal Office, UC-2, Gulshan Town, near Civic Centre. 14. Safoora Goth: Union Council Office, UC-13, Safoora chowrangi, Gulshan Town. 15. Gulberg Town: Rashid Minhas Road, Block 16, near Sohrab Goth, Federal B. Area. 16. Soldier Bazaar: UC-11, 12,13, Jamshed Town, Agha Khan Park, near Garden Jamaat Khana. 17. Keamari: Union Council Office, UC-3, facing Jackson Market. 18. Lyari: Union Council Office, UC-10, Maulana Fazl Chowk near Chakiwara Post Office. 19. Karsaz: Provincial Headquarter, Sindh, Nadra.

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