The general elections year 2018 is here, NADRA taking advantage of it, doubled the renewal fees. According to a NADRA notification, the revised fees are effective today (Wednesday).
The fee for a normal ID card has been increased from Rs200 to Rs400. The charges for an executive card are now Rs2,500. They were Rs1,600 until yesterday. The urgent fee for a Computerised National Identity Card, commonly known as CNIC, is now Rs1,150. It used to be Rs500. The normal fee for a smart card has been increased from Rs300 to Rs750. On the other hand, the fee for overseas Pakistanis has been nominally decreased.
According to NADRA’s Official site revised fees structure hasn’t updated yet
Instead of giving relief to public for the upcoming general elections 2018, Federal government ripping off skin.
The current government’s term ends May 31, after which a caretaker setup will take over and announce the election date. Without your national ID registered with NADRA, you cannot cast your votes.
Pak Sarzameen Party chief Mustafa Kamal also complained about NADRA’s revised fees. According to him, thousands of people in Karachi do not have their ID cards. “People are suffering, especially those living in areas like Orangi Town and Baldia Town.”