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NADRA introduces an SMS service to check CNIC Family Tree

Written by Rehan Ahmed ·  56 sec read >

NADRA has introduced an SMS service for family members verification to allow any registered CNIC holder to check their family tree through a simple text.

Verify your Family Tree

If you want to check the family tree your CNIC has been registered with or your place in it, simply send a text message to 8008 along with the CNIC number(with/without dashes). You’ll soon receive a reply with all the registered names of the family.

What if someone you don’t know is registered with your family?

If you are satisfied with the list of the registered names, simply reply with “2”. However, if someone you don’t know is included in the list of registered names, you should alert NADRA by replying with “1”.

National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has introduced this service to find out any individuals who have been illegally registered. Any such illegally registered persons who are not in your family, yet are included in the registered names, should be reported to the authorities by replying with “1”, as instructed above.

The service will automatically send the list of names registered with the family to the family heads. But with this service, anyone can check the family trees. You can also re-verify the head of the family once the re-verification drive starts officially from July 1.

Just last week, the interior minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, put into action the plan for the re-verification of CNICs. A major step to counter terrorism, NADRA has also established a helpline that can handle 10,000 calls per day, and a SMS gateway to issue 150,000 SMS per day.

Written by Rehan Ahmed
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