Pak SC directs authorities to formulate policy regarding issuing I-cards to Hindus

November 24th, 2009 - 5:45 pm ICT by ANI  

Islamabad, Nov.24 (ANI) : The Pakistan Supreme Court has asked the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) to come up with a policy for the registration of Hindu couples for computerised national identity cards.

Hearing a sou-motu case regarding the problems faced by Hindus in obtaining the national I-cards, a three-member Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Intikhar Chaudhry directed the concerned authorities to sort out the issue as soon a s possible by formulating a comprehensive policy in this regard.

The apex court also asked the government to introduce legislation in this regard, if needed, before adjourning the hearing of the case indefinitely.

Earlier on November 16, the court had directed the NADRA director general to submit a report on the non-issuance of computerised national identity cards to Hindus in Pakistan.

The CJP had taken suo-motu notice on the issue following media reports which highlighted the problems faced by a Hindu woman, Pram Sari Mai, a resident of Rahim Yar Khan, who was not able to not get a passport for visiting India even after paying a huge amount of money, The Daily Times reports. (ANI)

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