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    On the one hand there is Pakistan’s film industry in need for revival; on the other there are films that dance to a different tune...

    On paper, director Khalid Hasan Khan’s Hotal would have seemed a lot better, but due to average execution, it has failed to strike gold at the box office (despite Meera in the lead credits, if that means anything)
  • FIA arrests 4 Nadra officials, 3 agents in Karachi for allegedly issuing CNICs to foreign nationals

    The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Monday arrested four National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) employees and three agents over charges of corruption and facilitating the issuance of CNICs to foreign nationals...

    Acting on complaints against Nadra officers and members of the staff, FIA's Anti-Human Trafficking Circle arrested the accused from the authority's Mega Centre in Karachi's DHA...

  • Two Nadra ‘mega centres’ launched in Karachi

    KARACHI: Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan inaugurated two National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) mega centres in North Nazimabad and Defence on Friday, and announced that citizens from areas other than these two could also apply for CNICs there, as long they have the required documents...

    He denied an allegation levelled earlier in the day by MPA Khawaja Izharul Hasan, Leader of the Opposition in the Sindh...

  • Closure of over a dozen Nadra centres in Karachi adds to citizens’ woes

    KARACHI: Thousands in the city are at risk of losing their right to vote in the upcoming elections as the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) is making it difficult for them to obtain their computerised national identity cards...

    In the last few months, Nadra has shut down more than a dozen of its swift and executive registration centres in Karachi, resulting in longer queues at mega registration centres, slowing down...

  • 1,800 CNICs stolen from Nadra office ahead of PS-94 by-polls in Karachi

    At least 1,800 computerised national identity cards (CNICs) were stolen from the National Database and Registration Authority's (Nadra) office in the Landhi area of Karachi ahead of the by-polls in PS-94 Korangi, police said on Wednesday...

    According to the police officials, the suspects broke into the Nadra office premises late on Tuesday and stole the CNIC cards...

  • Call for joint efforts to check Karachi deaths

    SWABI: Leaders of various political parties have called for joint efforts to check deaths caused by heat wave in Karachi...

    Take a look: Hospitals and graveyards — the heatstroke in picturesPTI district president Anwar Haq Dad told Dawn on Saturday that the PML-N government had tried to absolve itself of the responsibility for Karachi heat wave deaths by blaming them on the local power distribution company, but to no avail...

  • Shehzad finds form as Quetta Gladiators take down Karachi Kings

    Embattled Pakistan opener Ahmed Shehzad finally found some form, smacking 71 off 46 balls to help Quetta Gladiators defeat Karachi Kings by eight wicket in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) on Saturday...

    Shehzad, who has been under fire for his dipping international form, looked comfortable from the onset and easily out-batted belligerent partner Luke Wright (47) in Quetta's chase of 148...

  • Imad Wasim hopes undefeated Karachi Kings maintain PSL form

    Karachi Kings skipper Imad Wasim lauded his team for a "great start" in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) 2018 and expressed hope that the side would "continue this form till the end" of the tournament, in a tweet on Tuesday...

    A day after his team's victory against the Lahore Qalandars in Dubai, Wasim urged supporters to "keep praying" for the Karachi Kings...

  • Nadra's Peshawar office closed due to security threats

    PESHAWAR: Security forces on Thursday closed the regional office of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) situated in Peshawar's Hayatabad area after intercepting calls between suspected terrorists...

    The data of 30,000 invalid Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs) is also present at the Nadra branch...

  • UN body assails census data sharing with Nadra, army

    Observer report says army men copied data from civilian enumeratorsAge records were mainly obtained from CNIC data and most often verified by the accompanying army officer through SMS to the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra)...

    In doing this, collected census data was shared with two other parties (the army and Nadra), which might further compromise the data quality, and which constitutes a breach of census data...

  • 26 die as suicide bomber hits Nadra office in Mardan

    Deputy Superintendent of Police Haroon Bacha told Dawn that the bomber, who was on a motorcycle, tried to force his way through the main gate of Nadra office, but detonated his suicide vest when a guard stopped him...

    ”It was not immediately clear why the bomber wanted to attack Nadra’s regional office other than inflicting civilian casualties...

  • Off-line biometric voting possible, says Nadra

    ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority’s Chairman Usman Mobeen has said that voting through an off-line biometric system is possible...

    He informed a sub-committee of the parliamentary panel on electoral reforms, headed by Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid, on Tuesday that verification of voters through the off-line system was possible but a hardware security system would be required to secure data...
  • Nadra's Mardan office ignored repeated security advisories: police

    MARDAN: Local police officials claim the Mardan police department repeatedly wrote to the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) Mardan office asking it to enhance security measures, but the management paid no heed to the advisories...

    On Tuesday, 26 people were killed and more than 50 others wounded after a suicide bom­ber struck Nadra's Mardan office, 60 kilometres to the southwest of Peshawar...

  • Nadra decides to exempt Pakistanis employed abroad from signing up for Nicops

    Pakistanis working abroad will no longer be required to sign up for a National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (Nicop), officials from the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) told lawmakers on Monday...

    An amendment to the Nadra Ordinance to remove the condition for Pakistanis working abroad has been sent to the interior ministry for approval, Nadra officials informed the National Assembly's Committee on...

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