NADRA Identifies 13,000 Fake Family Members After Reverification

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.

Also read: Re-Verify Your NADRA CNIC and Family Tree through SMS

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.

Via Dawn

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  • I received this message. “Presently Nadra does not have data on your mobile no and cannot entertain your request at this time. Plz try again later ?????? What should I do ?

    • Raja Maja

      Tayyab sahab aap kuch na karrein …………..sabbar karrein………oh khuda keh bunda kuch time ke baad phir try karlo…………Edda toon Taawala

    • Stone

      I just sent my CNIC without dashes to the number and got an immediate and correct response.

    • Ali Salman

      Go Nawaz Go ka naara marian, dharna daen, long march karian..hakomat ko kosnay daen..burri se shakal bana kar kahen …Oyeeee Nadraaaa

      • Ishtiaq

        Kitnay paisay huwey aapke?

        • KMQ

          Loot lia zalim, ab nahi aata Ali Salman bhai wapis. :-) Woh bechara hansane ki koshish kar raha tha Tayyab bhai ko…

    • KMQ

      Tayyab bhai, I think koi temporary error hoga, because when I tried it went fine and go immediate correct response.

      I would suggest kuch time ke baad phir try karain, ya ek do din main dobara try karain. Ya phir kisi aur mobile no. se SMS send karne ki try karain, try with ufone as I got quick response with ufone.

    • Mohsin Mustufa

      u must be using Telenor

    • dev

      It means your number is not registered with NADRA against the CNIC you are trying to verify. Use the cell number you gave to NADRA personnel when you renewed your CNIC the last time.

    • Furqan

      I think Nadra must have applied some checks to verify that person is asking for his/her details only and the message you received is due to any of the following reason:
      1) Your mobile number is not registered agaisnt the person you are asking for the family details from Nadra.
      2) Your mobile number doesnt match with the mobile number you provided to NADRA while applying for CNIC.

  • Bilal Iqbal

    Abhi to party shuru hui hy… :)

  • Ummad

    I think u must send same cnic number from number reg against same cnic .

    • There are no numbers registered against any CNIC numbers. You can send this msg from any cell number and it will gi e you the details. There is also a privacy concern regarding this. If anyone has your CNIC, he she can get a list of all of your family members.

  • Salim

    I have done it two times on various date but the the same message was received on my mobile.

    “Presently NADRA does not have data on your mobile number and cannot entertain your request at this time. Please try again later.”

  • Mohammad Sharaf Ali

    Hello Guys, I recently went to make NICOP but no at the counter asked for reverified NIC Card. Is it necessary to reverify it or can continue with the same one?

  • Bilal

    Assalam-o-alaikum, How Overseas People can verify there CNIC. Actually i made online from Nadra…..ab doubt ho gaya hai k kahin do number na nikal jaye !!

  • MOHAMMED HANIF

    How can verify those living in abroad ?

  • Junaid

    The next step to this verification should be to identify those within NADRA that made these entries in the system. They should not only be tried for corruption but with more serious charges of terrorism and traitor. If any of these fake IDs are found out to be used by terrorists and that terrorist was implicated in some murderous acts against Pakistani’s the persons responsible within NADRA of issuing the fake ID should be tried for planning and assisting a murderer.

  • Shahzad Zameer

    I sent my CNIC without dash to 8008 but received the following message:

    “Presently, NADRA does not have data on your mobile number and cannot entertain your request at this time. Please try again later”. (This one from Telenor Number)

    I tried 2-3 days later but same message. Also send from Ufone and got this message “You are not authorized to view this family”. (Both numbers are registered and verified on my name).

    Anyone can explain it…???

    • Furqan

      I think this must be cause of any of the following reason:
      1) Your mobile number is not registered agaisnt the person you are asking for the family details from Nadra.
      2) Your mobile number doesnt match with the mobile number you provided to NADRA while applying for CNIC.

      • Shahzad Zameer

        Thanks for your reply, I didn’t provide mobile number to NADRA while applying CNIC. But while Bio-Matric mobile sims, all my numbers are verified with my CNIC.
        Well, its look like that I must visit to NADRA office for this.