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Islamabad: Nadra introduces CNIC verification through SMS

National Database & Registration Authority (Nadra) has introduced a new and useful service of Computerised National Identity Card’s (CNIC) verification on Short Message Service (SMS) to 7000.

Now a person doesn’t need to visit Nadra offices or its kiosks to get someone’s CNIC verified prior to have dealing with him/her.

The person will only write an SMS, comprising the CNIC number without dashes, and send it to 7000. In response, he/she will get the name and the father’s name of that particular CNIC number holder in Urdu language.

The SMS would cost Rs12 to the customer for using the service, APP learnt here Sunday.

Currently, this service is available for Mobilink, Telenor and Warid customers, while Ufone and Zong are in the process to get listed, official source said.

He said the service would help the public in their general as well as special matters to easily verify someone’s details about whether the credentials of a person are original or fake ones.

“It can really help out in business deals as well as personal contracts where you need to be sure about the real person,” he added. The News

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