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SIMs not verified via BVS to be blocked in phases

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The government and cellular industry reached an understanding on phase-wise blocking of Subscriber Identification Modules (SIMs), not verified through Biometric Verification System (BVS), it is learnt. Official sources told Business Recorder that not a single SIM would be automatically blocked despite the given deadline for first phase of SIM re-verification on February 26 (Thursday). After […]

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Sim verification has a silver lining?

Pakistan Press Foundation

Cellular firms will hate us for saying this, but the impending Sims re-verification process may unlock some opportunities for them. As per government directive, between January 12 and April 14, within next three months, roughly 100 million cellular subscriptions (about 60-70 million individuals, according to informal estimates) would have to be biometrically verified. (For more […]

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PTA: SIMs dilemma

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The PTA has provided a number — 668 — to get information about the SIM issued on a particular CNIC. I sent my CNIC number to 668 on three different dates in 2012 and 2013. The first message I received from 668 was on Sept 27, 2012. The message stated that a total of eight […]

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Nadra’s Smart Card & kidney transplant

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THE Nadra website says that the new Family Registration Certificate (FRC) will be issued the same day. My daughter went with my son to the Nadra Registration Centre, Executive SRHQ, at Awami Markaz, Karachi, to get new FRC. On reaching the counter she was told that the person who deals with it had not come […]

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New NADRA cards

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It is indeed a commendable step that NADRA has taken by introducing National Identity Cards with details in English and Urdu. The previous identity card exclusively in Urdu was of no use outside of Pakistan, with the introduction of English letters, this card will be accepted in most of the countries abroad. However, in my […]

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NADRA launches hotlines to address public complaints

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ISLAMABAD: National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) on the directives of Interior Federal Minister Ch Nisar launched two hotlines 7000 and 051-111-786-100 in order to help citizens for timely resolution of their complaints. Citizens shall be able to call on these two lines to register their complaints and know the status of their identity cards. […]

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