Interior Ministry has notified National Database and Registration Authority to dissolve 16 vacancies of director generals, reported Friday. According to the notification, 26 officials were working as director generals in the registration department and the number is cut to 10 now.

Nadra, as of now has five field directors after the development.
Sources privy to the ministry stated that Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan visited the national databse headquarters at least four times after Afghanistan Taliban’s chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor was killed in Balochistan last month.

Meanwhile, charges for smart card issuance have been reduced to Rs 400 from Rs 1,500 to give the people benefit.

Spokesperson for the ministry said that issuance of urgent card will cost the people Rs 800 while Rs 1,600 will be charged for executive smart card.

Mullah Mansoor was killed in a special United States drone strike in Balochistan’s Nushki area in May however, the Nawaz Sharif-government took around five days to confirm the identity.

On the other hand, President Obama confirmed Taliban chief’s killing almost immediately.

Taliban appointed Mullah Haibatullah Akhudzada as the new chief who is said to be not of a ground battle background and more of a scholar.

Nadra came under fire after Mansoor’s killing as he was listed in Nadra’s books as a resident of Chaman area named Muhammad Wali. Security agencies highlighted loopholes in the department’s functioning in the past, holding corrupt officials responsible behind cards in hands of terrorists.

The Interior Minister then announced to rid the organization of corruption and take strict steps in this regard.