LAHORE - National Database Registration Authority (Nadra) has banned changing of addresses in Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) since people from the safer areas thronged the Nadra offices to get their addresses changed for showing themselves from the flood-hit areas only to get financial assistance, sources in Nadra revealed on Thursday.
A senior officer of Nadra said at present the authority was receiving 250 to 300 applications daily from across the country wherein people of the safer areas deceitfully wanted to get their addresses changed to prove themselves from the flood-hit areas.
The ban would remain in force for one and a half to two months, said an officer, adding that complaints emerged when system did not accept the false data of the citizens and people from Mianwali tried to pressurise the Nadra staff to get them registered as per their wishes.
Nadra has no role model of cash disbursement system because in the recent flood in Pakistan, UNHCR and Social Welfare Department have calculated 0.75 million families which were affected by the flood but as per report of Nadra only 0.4 million families were affected, said the sources in Nadra.
An officer of Nadra said Bolikhelwala is an area of Mianwali which was not affected but residents of the area were forcing the Nadra staff to change their addresses but the staff was not ready to do so. There was lack of coordination by the district administration of the flood-hit districts due to which certain people were taking advantage and trying to change their addresses. If DCOs concerned provide list of the families of the effected areas he can do this job in a better way but the DCOs and their staff only tell people to get themselves registered with Nadra to receive financial assistance, he said.