NADRA introduces an SMS service which allows any CNIC holder to check his family members verification through a simple text message. If you want to check your family tree registered with NADRA, simply send an SMS to 8008 with your CNIC number, and you will immediately get a reply containing all the registered names of your family.

If you know all the persons in the provided list, then reply with “2.” However, if you find any name you don’t know, then reply back NADRA with “1′. This will alert NADRA as well.

The SMS service is introduced by NADRA to check any illegal registrations in the country. Any such person whom you don’t know in the list should be reported immediately to the concerned authorities to take action against them.

Also, the service automatically sends the list of registered family names to the family heads. Anyone can easily check their family tree using this service. The re-verification drive starts from 1st of July.

The interior minister, Chaudary Nisar Ali Khan, officially put into action the plan for re-verification of CNICs. This is a major step to eradicate terrorism from Pakistan and for this purpose, NADRA has also established a helpline and an SMS gateway to receive calls and SMS from the citizens for any suspicious report.


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