ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Tuesday announced the Afghan refugees whose ‘Evidence of Registration’ (PoR) cards had actually run out in 2015 would certainly be given brand-new smart cards after verification this year.
The Principal Commissionerate for Afghan Refugees in the Ministry of States and Frontier Areas (Safron )and also the National Database and Enrollment Authority (Nadra), with the assistance of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees(UNHCR ), will start the”File Revival and Info Verification Workout “(Drive )from April 1. During the six-month workout, Nadra will certainly verify and update the information of the signed up Covering refugees that have the PoR cards with an expiration date of December 31, 2015.
The initiative occurs within the framework of the’Assistance System for the Solutions Technique for Afghan Refugees’, fostering renewed partnerships and more powerful tactical affiliations between humanitarian as well as development financial investments. As several as 40 Drive centres are being set up across Pakistan. Upon confirmation of their data, these Covering refugees will certainly receive brand-new PoR smart cards. The brand-new smart cards will certainly supply Afghan evacuees with restored proof of their identity, enhancing their security in Pakistan, as well as will certainly aid facilitate identity verification making access to solutions faster, safer and also more efficient. “This is a long-overdue exercise. It’s been one decade considering that the last such initiative.
It is vital at this point to upgrade the information of Covering refugees. I applaud the international community for supporting this essential workout,”claimed Saleem Khan, the Chief Commissioner for Covering Refugees in Pakistan. UNHCR Representative in Pakistan Noriko Yoshida appreciated the government for taking this initiative to assist improve the lives of the Afghan refugees.
The Nadra agent said the multi-biometric PoR cards would certainly be released as part of this exercise. Specialist staff as well as state-of-art facilities would certainly be used. Pakistan hosts 1.4 million Afghan refugees who hold PoR cards. In addition to verifying existing information, the verification will certainly tape-record Afghan
evacuees ‘ability, level of education, socio-economic conditions as well as income sources.