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.


Today Open Market Currency Rates in Pakistan - Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - 21 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 21, 2024 (Tuesday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.7 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro moved up to 298 for buying and 301 for selling while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 21 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 298 301
UK Pound Sterling GBP 350.5 354
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 183 184.80
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739 747.8
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.51 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.53 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.65 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72


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