Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday inaugurated a succession certificate one-widow operation facility at National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) Mega Centre in DHA to issue succession certificates/letter of administration within 15 days of receipt of the application.


According to a release, Adviser to the Chief Minister Murtaza Wahab and other authorities attended the inauguration event. According to the Chief Minister of Sindh, the Supreme Court estimated that succession-related problems accounted for 30% of judicial workload, causing other essential matters to be delayed.


As a result, the Sindh government enacted the succession legislation in the assembly on April 28 and it was published in the gazette six weeks later, he said, adding that it was now being implemented by establishing counters at Nadra centres.

He said that because Nadra was the custodian of citizens’ data, they had been entrusted with the job of issuing succession certificates. He said that because the issue of succession certificates and letters of administration took three to six months, and in certain circumstances five years, it had been entrusted to Nadra.

Nadra has begun issuing succession certificates/letters of administration in Karachi as of June 22, and the service will be available throughout Sindh beginning June 25. Sindh had effectively accepted the concept and had become the first province to execute it in line with their objective of maximum public convenience, according to the chief minister.

Murad Ali Shah expressed gratitude to Nadra for the service of issuing succession certificates. Legal heirs linger in courts for years after a family member dies, the CM Sindh remarked, before receiving the letter of administration or succession certificate, as the case may be. However, he noted, Nadra will now deliver the records to the Succession Facilitation Unit through a rapid five-stage procedure.