Islamabad: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister (PM) on Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar recently said that the National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) would process the biometric identification of Ehsaas beneficiaries within 24 hours, a news source reported.
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She further stated those Ehsaas beneficiaries who were facing trouble with their biometric identification could head to the nearest NADRA offices. She said that once NADRA clears the process within 24 hours, they could contact their nearest BISP offices for cash withdrawals following the final payment notification on their phones.
During a visit to a NADRA centre in Islamabad, she also discussed the issues of death registrations of deceased but eligible Ehsaas beneficiaries. She said that in case deaths were not registered with NADRA, the government had waived off PKR 50 charged by the authority for the cancellation of CNICs of the deceased. NADRA would also provide death registration certificates within 24 hours, she added. She advised people to bring the certificates from their respective union councils to the NADRA offices for obtaining death registrations.
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According to sources, NADRA has also granted an automatic extension for expired CNICs to facilitate the Ehsaas beneficiaries. The authority recently reopened its offices across Pakistan to resolve the issues faced by the beneficiaries of the Ehsaas Programme.