SC abolishes verification precondition for passports, NICs of Hazara community

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The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday ruled to abolish the verification requirement for issuing passports and identity cards to the Hazara community. This decision was made during a hearing on the suo moto notice against the target killings of the Hazara community. During the hearing, Justice Athar Minullah inquired about the status of the community’s problems.

The community’s lawyer responded that while progress had been made, issues related to bank accounts and National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) still needed to be resolved. The Additional Attorney General (AAG) informed the court that the federal government had submitted its reply and that the problems of creating bank accounts, passports, and identity cards for the Hazara community had been resolved.