ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday took notice of overseas centres of the NADRA and directed the authority to submit details on the centres within 10 days.
The directives came from the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar presiding a three-member bench of the apex court over the case pertaining to increase in fees of the national identity cards for the overseas Pakistanis.
The bench also comprises Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah.
During the proceedings, the foreign office representative informed the court that the summary to lower the fees of NICOP, national identity cards for overseas Pakistanis, has been approved.
It is pertinent to mention here that during the court hearing on March 26, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal appeared before the apex court and assured to provide relief to the overseas Pakistanis in national identity cards fee issue by next week.
Moreover, the chief justice directed the official to submit details of the expenditure incurred on the overseas offices of the NADRA and the employees deputed there.
To this, the foreign office official said that an estimated Rs 221.8 million expenditure was incurred on establishing the overseas offices of the NADRA and four of the centres were also closed.
The chief justice directed the official to submit details of overseas units within 10 days.