ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday suspended the decision of National Database And Registration Authority (NADRA) of suspending the National Identity Card (NIC) of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) lead Hafiz Hamd Ullah and sought an answer from the authority within the next two week.

According to details, Chief Justice IHC Justice Athar Minallah conducted a hearing on a plea filed by the former Senator seeking to challenge the decision of his NICs suspension.

As the hearing went underway, the petitioner told the court that NADRA has suspended his NIC and no action has been taken on his application against the cancellation of his ID card by the authority, by adding that the petitioner also pleaded the court to bar Interior Ministry from taking any further action into the matter.

To which, the NADRA told the court that a notice was issued to the JUI-F leader back in December 2018, a district-level committee was also informed about the matter but the petitioners provided documents before the committee were fake.

Justice Minallah in his remarks questioned that do the petitioner has children and did they possess NICs? At which, Hamd Ullahs counsel told the court that yes his children do have NICs and one of them is an officer in the countrys military.

At which, Justice Minallah said that how one can be suspicious about the patriotism of the parents who are sending their son to sacrifice his life on Pakistan?

The court by hearing the arguments suspended NADRAs decision of cancelling Hafiz Hamd Ullahs NIC and barred the Interior Ministry from taking any action till the further orders.