RAHIM YAR KHAN: National Database and Regulatory Authority has started processing of the computerised national identity card of a woman whose requests for a CNIC were turned down by the NADRA officials in Rahim Yar Khan officials for over two years. The action followed the appearance of a report on a petition by Haseena Mai, who claims to be 21 inches tall, in the press. Mai had submitted through her counsel Advocate Rukhsana that NADRA officials had been turning down her applications stating that her thumb was too small and that their machines were unable to record their impression. Farrukh Basher, an official at the Rahim Yar Khan branch, told The Express Tribune that the CNIC would be issued in a couple of days. “We have completed the registration process on emergency basis,” he said. Talking to The Tribune, Mai requested the authorities concerned to also consider her application for financial assistance under the Benazir Income Support Program.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 2nd, 2012.
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