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Nadra, customs department urged to improve performance

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QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has asked the National Database and Registration Authority and passport and customs departments to help people in resolving their problems. Responding to a question raised by Majid Khan Achakzai during the provincial assembly’s session on Monday, the chief minister said that people’s complaints were genuine and it […]

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Notices issued in votes verification case

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the Election Commission of Pakistan and others on a constitutional petition of Irfanullah Marwat, a member of the provincial assembly belonging to the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), against the verification of thumb impression of voters on ballots in the PS-114 constituency. The seat was bagged […]

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Nadra confirms rigging reports in NA-258

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By: TAHIR SIDDIQUI KARACHI: The election to a National Assembly seat (NA-258) in Karachi was massively rigged in the May 11 general elections, it emerged in a report filed in an election tribunal by the National Database and Registration Authority on Saturday. The seat was won by the candidate of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, […]

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Nadra begins issuing Smart ID cards for orphan children

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National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) on Tuesday said it has started issuing Smart ID cards to children of registered orphanages free of cost and so far registered more than 1,200 orphans since its launch last month. The number is on the increase with the launch of Smart card for children as the objective of […]

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4.7m SIMs to be blocked

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ISLAMABAD: Telecommunication companies will block some 4.7 million unauthorised SIMs (subscriber identity modules) to stop their use in terrorist activities. Sources in the Ministry of Interior told Dawn that the decision to this effect was taken at a meeting held here with Interior Secretary Chaudhry Qamar Zaman in the chair. The meeting was informed that […]

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Nadra starts verification of voters’ thumb impressions

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ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority, Nadra, started on Monday verification of voters’ thumb impressions to address grievances relating to alleged electoral fraud. Besides detecting a fake vote the verification will also identify the person who committed the malpractice. Nadra Chairman Tariq Malik told Dawn that so far orders had been received from election […]

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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 SNIC for children

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Islamabad: After successful launch of chip-based Smart National Identity Cards (SNICs) for adult population of Pakistan, the National Registration and Database Authority (NADRA) is all-set to issue the same smart cards for children under the age of 18. The chip-based card will be distinguished from Child Registration Certificate (CRC), as it will become a ‘entitlement […]

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Nadra enhances capacity to verify voters’ biometrics

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ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has enhanced its capacity to verify voters’ biometrics by 1,000 per cent as it is now in a position to authenticate thumb impressions of 100,000 voters per day, it is learnt. Official sources told DAWN that Nadra was previously able to verify only 100 fingerprints per day […]

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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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Impossible to get CRC for schoolgirl

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A PAKISTAN-born daughter of a Bengali maid working at my place is studying in Class IX of a government school in the vicinity of PECHS. The school authorities in recent weeks asked her to submit the Child Registration Certificate, also known as Form B, which has to be obtained from Nadra, in order to enroll […]

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SHC orders SIMs verification through biometric system

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Wednesday directed cellular companies to ensure that all the franchise holders are mandatorily required to obtain the biometric system and fingerprint devices to be connected with Nadra. Hearing petitions regarding the missing persons, the SHC’s division bench, headed by Chief Justice Mushir Alam, also directed that with effect […]

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55m text messages sent to ECP, companies make billions


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ISLAMABAD: The Short Messaging Service (SMS) for verification of voters list launched by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP), in collaboration with Nadra and telecom companies, received over 55 million hits and generated multi-million rupee revenues for each stakeholder. When contacted, Secretary ECP Ishtiaq Khan said on Tuesday the total hits on this service were […]

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Women vote: a male contest

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ON March 31, in an unprecedented move two women — Badam Zari from Bajaur and Nusrat Begum from Lower Dir — filed nomination papers for the election. A former district vice president with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, Nusrat Begum is the first woman candidate from Lower Dir, a district where women voters were often barred in […]

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