National Assembly passes National Database and Registration Authority Bill 2016

Islamabad, May 19, 2016 (PPI-OT):The National Assembly on Thursday passed the National Database and Registration Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2016 aimed at improving registration of aliens in the country. Minister for Law Zahid Hamid on behalf of Minister for Interior Affairs Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan moved the National Database and Registration Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the House. The bill has already been passed by the Senate.

The statement of objects and reasons said that the illegal immigrants have increased manifold in Pakistan which has created numerous socio-economic problems, negatively impacting security situation in the country. The National Aliens Registration Authority (NARA) was not equipped to cope with this situation. Consequently, the merger of NARA with National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) will improve the registration of aliens in the country.

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Karamat Hussain Niazi
Secretary
National Assembly of Pakistan
Automation Centre,
National Assembly Secretariat,
Parliament House,
Islamabad – Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9221082-83
Fax: +92-51-9221106
Email: assembly@na.gov.pk
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