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About 23,000 having fake CNICs identified: Nisar

07:24 PM | 1 Aug, 2016
About 23,000 having fake CNICs identified: Nisar
ISLAMABAD -  Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday said that stern action against foreigners holding fake Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) would begin after August 31.

Addressing a press conference, Nisar warned foreigners holding fake CNICs to surrender their cards before the end of the month, adding that a drive against such people was underway. He said after the deadline, fake ID card holders would be arrested, sent to jail and also repatriated to their mother countries.

The Interior Minister said, “About 23,000 fake ID cards have been identified. Around 224,000 CNICs have been re-verified in the first month.”

Nisar also announced a Rs. 10,000 cash prize for anyone who identified people with fake CNICs.

In the last week of May, the interior ministry launched a drive for re-verification of CNICs of all Pakistani citizens and warned fake ID card holders with punishment of up to seven years in jail.

The Interior Minister said that 25 million families would be targeted in the exercise to make the verification process easier.

Commenting on the extension of Rangers' powers in Sindh, the minister said the Sindh government's delay in extending the paramilitary force's powers was tantamount to putting their lives in danger.


The author is working as Editor Digital Media for Daily Pakistan and can be reached @ItsSarfrazAli.


Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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