ISLAMABAD: Minister for States and Frontier Regions Lt Gen (r) Abdul Qadir Baloch Tuesday said a total 4,313 unclaimed children have so far been registered by National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).
Responding to a question of Syed Tahir Hussain Mashhadi in Senate he said, the procedure for processing of their computerized national identity cards (CNIC) has been simplified to the extend that now they do not require producing court decree for registration.
NADRA has evolved and implemented a policy to facilitate unclaimed children in getting their registration documents.
Replying to another question, the Minister said that any organization proscribed under the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997 is prohibited from all activities including charity work under a different name.
He said 73 new passport offices would be established in district headquarters of the country by the end of 2016.
Answering the question of Ahmad Hassan in Senate on behalf of Interior Minister, he said there is a proposal to establish ten new regional passport offices in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.
He said 16 regional passport offices are already working in the province.
Answering another question, a total of 34 educational institutions (23 fully and 11 partially) damaged during war against terror in Dara Adam Khel FR Kohat since 2006.
A sum of Rs 80.360 million has been allocated for repair/ reconstruction of 10 educational institutions in Dara Adam Khel FR Kohat during financial year 2014-15. Out of 34 institutions , three have so far been reconstructed. While repair/reconstruction of the 21 educational institutions has been planned current financial year.
He said Jamaatud Dawah has been on observation orders under the Anti-Terrorism Act since November, 2003. The offices of Jamaatud Dawah were closed between 2010-12, however relief was granted by the orders of Lahore High Court.
He said presently Jamaatud Dawah is engaged in charity and social work, operating hospitals, clinics, schools, ambulance service and religious institutions.