Dispute between NADRA and Cellular Companies Halts online Verification System for Franchisers

A dispute between NADRA and Cellular Companies is going to collapse online SIM verification system that was started just a week ago, reported Daily Jang. This online verification of NIC was granted to franchisers who could check the legitimacy of any National Identity Card in real time using NADRA’s central database system through fiber optic cable. In this regards franchisers were especially trained to use NADRA’s database.

Mr. Ibrar Mustafa of Daily Jang, in his report says that the dispute is primarily over the operating expenses of this system. We learned that earlier cellular companies and NADRA had agreed with Rs. 5 per NIC verification; however, now NADRA has hiked these prices by almost 700 percent; thus per verification may cost Rs. 35 to cellular companies.

Currently, cellular companies have stopped verifying NIC with NADRA’s database until the dispute is not resolved.

Seems we are in middle of nowhere! Let’s hope things go fine and there is some positive ending of this dispute. By the way, I have already questioned about NADRA’s capabilities of verifying 90 Million SIMs, in which I had come up with couple of suggestions through which we can achieve the target of 100 percent verified SIMs.

Tech reporter with over 10 years of experience, founder of ProPakistani.PK


  • Asif MUSHTAQ

    I like the idea of Online verification of NIC through NADRA. This way all the data regarding SIMs issued against an NIC can be easily verified but Rs. 35 per verification is way too expensive what is NADRA thinking of.

  • Irfan Ullah

    Dear sir give me my old NIC no
    name Irfan ullah
    Father name Nasir Khan

  • ayaz mahar

    sir one thing NIC can be easily verified but Rs. 35 per verification is way too expensive what is NADRA thinking of.
    and now bank not except your this veryfied system and we pay 100 one hundred and others verification he ricive . thanks

  • HUSSAIN AHMED KHAN RAJPUT

    i think mobile companies should high their connection price. and all connection will be issued after all verification through PTA and NADRA. this is the better solution.

  • zain

    i think mobile companies should high their connection price. and all connection will be issued after all verification through PTA and NADRA. this is the better solution.

    zain lahore

  • zain

    I like the idea of Online verification of NIC through NADRA.

  • Anwar Khan

    salam
    i want to chech my CNIC online. how can i do it. plz help me in this regard.
    thanking you

  • jahanzeb

    SALAM, I WANT VERIFY CNIC FOR TENNENTS PLEASE HELP ME VIA ONLINE ….

  • SAJJAD ALI

    i think mobile companies should high their connection price. and all connection will be issued after all verification through PTA and NADRA. this is the better solution. But Nadra must low their cost for online verification. and companies must obey the order of PTA and block the Unregistered Sims there are a lot of Unregistered sims in tribal areas like tokham border and chaman border and also peshawar cantt.