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Ahsan Assures SC Of Resolving NICOP Issue By Next Week

Islamabad (March 26, 2018): The Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday assured the apex court for providing relief  to the overseas Pakistanis in national identity cards issue by next week.

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, who appeared in court today after being summoned in a case pertaining to the hike in fees of identity cards for expatriates.

A three-member bench, headed by the chief justice, is hearing a suo motu case regarding the government charging extra fees for the National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP). The bench also comprises Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah.

As the hearing went under way, the chief justice asked Iqbal if he is angry for being summoned. Iqbal responded, “where will we go after getting angry,” and highlighted the chief justice’s suo motu intervention on public issues.

He then informed the chief justice of a court stay on an under-construction college that he is building in his hometown of Narowal, Punjab. The chief justice responded that the minister should submit details of the case and assured him of resolution.

Chief Justice Nisar remarked that “you think the courts are your enemies but we are friends of the government and people”.

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