CNIC Verification of 180 Million Pakistanis in Six Months: Nisar

Interior Minister of Pakistan, Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, today announced that re-verification of 180 million Pakistanis will be done with-in next six months. He didn’t say a word on how it will be done.

Interior Minister agreed that task is huge and there would be a lot of cost associated with the re-verification of CNICs, but said that there’s nothing more important than the security of Pakistan.

Without explaining the process that will be adopted to re-verify the CNICs, Minister said that two months will be given to illegal CNIC holders to get their data corrected.

Mr. Nisar said that any individual having illegal CNIC should go to NADRA offices and get his/her details corrected to be reissued a valid CNIC.

Interior Ministr didn’t announce any process/method for re-verification of citizens

“No action will be taken against those who voluntarily come forward” Ch. Nisar said.

Ch. Nisar said that anyone having illegal CNIC cards — after first two months — will be jailed for seven years.

Minister also announced two-months amnesty for NADRA officials who had played a role in issuing illegal CNICs. He assured that no action will be taken against such officials if they report their actions with-in the allowed time.

But after two months, those found guilty will be punished. “I have already formulated a legal team, which will file criminal cases against officers guilty of illegally issuing CNICs.”

Move came after an incident when a Pakistani passport and CNIC found at the site where Muhammad Wali, suspected to be Afghan Taliban commander Mullah Akthar Mansour, was reportedly killed by a US drone strike.

Possible Methods of Re-verification

For those who don’t know, NADRA maintains the family tree of every citizen. This is how they can track down (programatically) individuals who lack any corresponding data, or those who were suddenly added into the system without any family tree.

Government might ask individuals — who have missing links — to get their data updated. For instance newly married couples, who haven’t registered their marriage with NADRA and so on.

Not to mention, records of NADRA officials who compile data and approve CNICs of citizens are also maintained. Hence it won’t be hard for authorities to hunt down those who are responsible for the issuance of illegal CNICs.

Having said this, the will of the government is a must to resolve the issue for good.


  • Chacha Ch

    I am not going to verify my cnic, it is a scam.. BTW who is going to verify us NADRA? whom ch nisar criticize as the most courpt institute of Islamic republic of Pakistan. ask agencies for verification not us..

    • Waqar

      Nadra office in about 80 Km away from where I live. And for “Diyari Daar Log” it would be very hard. Is it ramadan gift from govt?

  • Farhan Saleem

    Lame excuses arrest those corrupt officials

  • umer

    Mr Ch Nisar you are hero of Pakistan he is concerned regarding Pakistan security.This step is hard but it should be taken no matter what.

    • Lazy Sapper

      Now my 91 years old grand mother will have to be taken to “Nadra Changari” to get her CNIC verified. And if Nadra wanted to verify it with her thumb impression she won’t be able to do so as in this age, finger prints fade away.

  • Arsalan Shah

    What are the chances, that the NADRA personnel who made those CNICs in the first place, are not going to reverify them again for a little amount? Are those people not real? Are their faces or fingerprints not real? There’s almost next to none chances that all fake CNICs, granted to REAL people can be proved fake, as those people DO exist! BVS was a different ball game.

    We’re all filled with corruption, and until the top leadership gets cleaned of corruption, there are next to none chances that the bottom root is going to be cleaned. (PANAMA)

    It all starts with money. Like the politicians are greedy for money, NADRA officials likewise would also be greedy for money, and until it gets cleaned up from the top, nothing is ever going to be sorted – nor we would ever get our reputation to a better level.

    If a lady is a WH*RE, she doesn’t have a right of any kind or morality or ethics to be able to tell her daughter to not go around screwiing guys. Same way, Ch. Nisar wants to clean NADRA, what about PANAMA and his NOON brothers?

    Going after those NADRA officials who charged less than 100k for a CNIC (some charged even 20k), while ignoring PANAMA of billions. PS, I AM NOT PRO PTI!

  • Hassan Raza

    pakistani awam ka pasa zaya karny ka naya tariqa is may bhi ab sub pasa khaye gay security my foot… koi fida ni jis ny 2number kam karnah ai wo pata ni kasy kasy rasty nikal lita hai

  • Bilal Iqbal

    the issue of missing links is actually called System Independent and it is not the core issue to trace out illegal processing.. many people being Single in the family and parents deceased have to face such problems. On the other hand, we are more concerned about Families having people included from out sided by declaring their relatives or fraudulently using other particulars to get fake identification…

  • faaria

    govt aik list bana le kya kya verify karna hai pakistanyo ka. kabhi SIM, kabhi CNIC roz roz ka masla khatam ho. Lekin baat phir govt pe ati hai k har organization main tou corruption hai, sab kuch fake chal raha hai tou kya kya verify karain ge aur kitni dafa karain ge

  • Sikandar

    Govt has just made this decision to divert the attention of the Pakistani people for next six months from PANAMA LEAKS ! They are incurring extra cost just to get people engaged in such useless activites so that no one will be able to think more than their ID card problem at least for six months.

  • Ahmad

    bhai me samjhata hu September mei 50 billion dena hai world Bank ko uske liye paise awam se niklawane hen cnic reverification ki fees be to zror ho gi Rs.200/500 to socho kitna maal akhata ho ga bss yhi reason hai
    boycott kro sab koi na jaye verify krwane

  • Eli Ehsan

    Never thought that DRONE strike gave choyee Nasar that much pain.. :D

  • Abdul WAHAB

    Kuch Bhi Kar Lo Kuch Nahi Ho Sakta, Afsos to tab howa k Benazir Income k Msg k bary main PTA ka Msg aya k ignore kary to phir 10 Rupee le k jo biometric kiya uska faida kaha gaya ??? sub mily howy hai Ghareb he pakra jaye ga ameer AC main so rahy hongy

  • Muhammed Ovais Alam

    The Govt will make 36 billion rupees if they charge only 200rs per re-verification.