The National Database Regulatory Authority started a re-verification system of CNICs from July 1st which Pakistani citizens could use to verify their family tree. The objective behind re-verification was to make sure that there were no unknown people listed under anyone’s family tree.
The move was prompted by growing instances of citizens from neighboring countries acquiring Pakistani CNICs, sparking security fears among the law enforcement agencies here.
The re-verification drive has already resulted in around 13,000 complaints regarding aliens (unknown people) from the public.
Details about NADRA CNIC Re-Verification Program
The six month re-verification program was started on the orders of the Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar in the wake of national security concerns and aims to remove aliens from the national database which are in possession of CNICs and passports.
A meeting was chaired by Chaudhry Nisar in which he appreciated the public’s response on the matter. He was told that more than 400,000 people have used the SMS service to verify their family trees on their own.
The meeting was attended by Nadra Chairman, Interior Secretary, Special Interior Secretary and Senior Interior Ministry officials.
Identify Unregistered People in Your Family Tree via NADRA Re-verification
This idea of re-verification via SMS has ensured easier verification and saved citizens from the trouble of going to Nadra offices to verify their CNICs and their family trees.
You can verify your CNIC number via SMS on 8008.
By sending the SMS, Nadra gives you a record of your family tree so you can easily verify any unknown individuals listed in the records of your family tree.
Nadra will ensure complete secrecy for individuals who report aliens at their call centers, further improving the chances of potential complaints by concerned citizens.
More details regarding the procedure of reverification via SMS can be found here.