In the race of technology, National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) hits another achievement while it launches a very useful service for verifying CNIC (Computerized National Identity Card ) details. Now you don’t need to visit NADRA offices to get someone’s details verified or to get some details regarding this.
Simply verify their CNIC by sending an SMS to 7000.
Write CNIC Number without dashes and send it to 7000. In response you will get name and father’s name of that particular CNIC number holder (in Urdu fonts).
Example: write NIC # 3740149922830 and send to 7000 from your Cell phone..
Charges : Rs. 10 plus tax per Message (Around Rs. 12 including taxes)
One may think that this is a privacy loop hole, however, as it does not provide any contact details of the CNIC holder and only reveals the name and father’s name – so it is acceptable and helpful in many means.
This service will also be helpful to law-enforcement agencies as they may be able to get more details as compared to public because there is another special number for them. They can get CNIC information by sending the number at 7001.
Subscribers will get details through cellular companies which would collect data in real time communication from NADRA National Data Warehouse. This is thought be a secure data transfer as service numbers are labeled as “Special Numbers”.