Non Return Of CNIC Of Deceased By Legal Heirs To NADRA

2018 M L D 149
[Lahore (Multan Bench)]
Before Abid Aziz Sheikh and Jawad Hassan, JJ
KHALID NADEEM—Petitioner
Versus
GOVERNMENT OF PAKISTAN and others—Respondents

                     Non-Surrendering of CNIC of the deceased—Penal consequences— Scope—Petitioner under constitutional jurisdiction of the High Court had sought directions to NADRA to get recovered original CNIC of his deceased father from the possession of his brother/respondent—Respondent (brother) denied possession of original CNIC of their late father— Father of petitioner and respondent was undisputedly, holding a CNIC—Section 17(1) of the National Database and Registration Authority Ordinance, 2000 provided that in case of death of holder of a Card, inter alia, the heirs were bound to surrender Card of deceased within 60 days of such death—Refusal or failure to produce or surrender the card entailed penal consequences under S.30(1)(d) National Database and Registration Authority Ordinance, 2000 and in view of clear provisions of Ss. 17(1) and 30(1)(d) National Database and Registration Authority Ordinance, 2000, it was the legal duty of NADRA to direct the concerned person to surrender the original CNIC of the deceased, if same was not already produced—If the legal heirs were not in possession of original Card of deceased, they might satisfy the concerned Authority to that effect—NADRA was directed by the High Court to proceed in the matter strictly in accordance with provisions of National Database and Registration Authority Ordinance 2000-

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