SC summons Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, secretary in NICOP fee case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has  summoned on Monday the interior minister Ahsan Iqbal and secretary in a case pertaining to charging an extra fee from expatriates for their identity cards.

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Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar, heard the suo-motu case, heading a three member bench,  regarding the government charging extra fees for the National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP).

The court was later informed that the interior minister Ahsan Iqbal is not present in  Islamabad have gone to Gwadar for a two-day visit. Responding to this, the chief justice said that the case should be adjourned till Monday (March 26).

On March 21, 2017, the Supreme Court of Pakistan has taken a suo-mote notice over the high fee being charged for the issuance of NICOP and cancellation of the Pakistan Origin Card (POC).

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