KARACHI: National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) offices across Sindh including Karachi will follow a new timing schedule from Monday amid coronavirus lockdown.
According to a notification, NADRA headquarters and regional head offices would remain open from Monday to Thursday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM while the offices will shut down at 1:00 PM on Friday.
NADRA centres including mega centres will operate in two shifts seven days a week. The first shift will perform their duties during 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM while the second shift will work from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM timings.
The district and executive centres of NADRA will remain open six days a week from Monday to Saturday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Visitors are instructed to follow strict precautionary measures while visiting the offices including wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing.
NADRA employees are also instructed to use face masks and hand gloves while performing their duties. The employees are directed to disinfect biometric machines after matching fingerprints of an applicant.
Director General NADRA Sindh said that the expiry date of the NADRA cards have been extended from September 2019 to 30 June 2020.
He said that those seeking to renew or acquire their NICOP or POC should utilise online services to avoid queue at centres.
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