The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) is the sole body to gather, store and validate personal data of Pakistani citizen right from their birth till death. The Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) is considered the prime source of identification of a Pakistani citizen of 18 years or more age in every field of life. The task is currently being done by NADRA on their registration centres nationwide.
In an effort to facilitate general public, NADRA has joined hands together with Pakistan Post having extensive presence in urban as well as rural areas of the country to register CNIC applications. According to details, NADRA and Pakistan Post have signed an agreement to better serve the prime need of Pakistani citizens. As per agreement, post offices around the country will now serve as CNIC registration counters.
Federal Minister for Postal Services – Maulana Amir Zaman, Director General NADRA – Nisar Mir and Chairperson Pakistan Post – Rubina Tayyab were all present during the agreement signing ceremony held in Islamabad.
The new agreement authorizes Pakistan Post to open NADRA registration counters in post offices – 200 rural ones in the first phase. People living in rural and remote areas would be the ultimate beneficiaries with this initiative. They will not have to travel to towns or cities but will be served in their nearby post offices to submit CNIC applications.
Apart from this, NADRA has also started issuance of CNICs to of transgenders very first time in the country. Previously, transgenders were not provided with the CNICs because they did not have valid or enough documentation to get themselves registered.
We anticipate to see more public-friendly measures by NADRA in coming days. Stay tuned for more updates.