NADRA Clamped Down on 1 Lakh Fraudulent CNICs During 2015

National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) blocked 112,261 CNICs during the year 2015, according to documents made available recently.

According to the documents dated 31 December 2015, 39,598 pending cases related to CNICs were resolved. However 72,663 cases were pending as of 1st January 2016.

Details of category-wise blocked cases from 1st Jan 2015 till date is as under:

  • Under Verification category: 5431
  • Confirmed Alien category: 574

According to the documents, it has been observed that various Afghan Nationals (Aliens) under the garb of Salman Khel tribe, Tehsil Toya Khula, South Waziristan Agency tribes tried to obtain CNICs. Doubtful cases of any kind are marked in “suspect” category. After verification through Zonal Verification Boards and the concerned Political Agents/Authorized Verifying Agencies, the cases are settled accordingly as per law. All such applicants are required to fulfill the codal formalities.

NADRA since its inception has issued about 101,665,198 cards out of which 125,674 were blocked, a percentage of 0.12% of the total cards issued. CNICs are not blocked without any reason. However, when a report is received through security agencies that an individual has obtained CNIC fraudulently or on fake documents, their CNIC’s are blocked by NADRA.

Before blocking the card, a Legal Notice is served to the individual under Section 23 of NADRA Ordinance. If the individual fails to appear before Verification Board constituted by NADRA, the CNIC is blocked.

Later on, if the concerned individual approaches NADRA with correct particular and documents, their card is modified and restored after a systematic procedure and board proceedings. For this purpose, verification boards have been constituted in all zones and regions of NADRA. However, cases of “Confirmed Aliens” are not restored till his/her National status is verified by Joint Verification Committees (JVC)/security agencies.

On directives of Ministry of Interior, NADRA has also made concrete efforts for the establishment of Joint Verification Committees (JVC) at grass root level. JVC is composed of representatives from: IB, ISI and Special Branch. JVC are functional at Provincial Headquarter and District level in Punjab, Balochistan and KPK. Blocked cards are restored on basis of reports of JVC. 

According to documents, 5681 persons are working in NADRA on daily wages/contract basis, at present. However no employee of NADRA has been regularized during the last three years. Further 4315 employees have been terminated during the last three years.


  • Lazy Sapper

    Make it a law that no foreigners shall be given nationality even he is living in Pakistan for 30 years. Cut this daily bullshit of immorally kicking out people who are residents of this country for decades.

    • Saleem

      Why to make such law, but also why to provide permanent shelter to disloyal people from Afghanistan, especially. Afghans (Tajik DNAs and Persian Speakers) keep hate in their heart from Pakistan, then they must go back or find a place in other anti-Pakistan countries.

      • Lazy Sapper

        What about Balochis who hate punjabis and in fact pakistan. Should we disown them too? Cut your non-sense. There are no boundaries of real islamic state. These are just stupid English made boundries in muslim countries and hatred spread by corrupt mullahs who were the loyal servants of English rulers before second world war.

  • Bilal Iqbal

    We are still in process to find out such aliens.. the main reason behind the processing of such cards was that before the establishment of NADRA, Manual cards were issued without concrete verification and corruption etc due to which thousands of such cards were converted to CNIC’c during initial phase of NADRA. However, after learning from experience, we are taking utmost effort to control them and soon, the project of registering Un-Registered Afghan Refugees will be started which will help a lot to find the CNIC holder through fake means…
    If any one of you knows about any such person (alien) and having CNIc, then you should report to nearest NADRA office with details to block their ID cards…

    • Lazy Sapper

      Give me your ID card details so that I could confirm you are not an “alien”.

      • Bilal Iqbal

        Nops… But people cooperate by providing information. Seems strange to u but during ground verification ..specially in fata and tribal areas etc.

      • Babar

        hahahahhaah very good in ISI and IB a lot of alien is working and blocking i.d cards of Pakistanis