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  • Jubilation in Muhammad Pura over Zulfiqar’s reprieve

    LAHORE: Moving scenes of jubilation were in evidence on Friday in Lahore’s Muhammad Pura slum following the last-minute reprieve to a death-row Pakistani man in Indonesia in an alleged drug trafficking case, but sufferings of the relatives of the convict have not yet come to an end...

    Zulfiqar was arrested in Indonesia in an alleged drug trafficking case in 2004, but was never allowed legal assistance, according to his sister in...

  • Portfolio: Lahore Lahore hai

    Depicting Lahore in images is an old practice and its early patterns could be found in the miniature paintings of the Mughal era...

    Lahore, being the cultural hub, played a vital role in the arts, literature and culture in the mid-20th century; especially, visual art was inspired by the rich panoramic beauty of the walled city and life around its 13 gates, so an exclusive genre of cityscape came into existence, as early as the...

  • 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...

  • Nadra registers 0.1m Afghans in one month

    PESHAWAR: More than 100,000 undocumented Afghan nationals have registered themselves with the National Database Registration Authority (Nadra) in one month and thus, securing the permission to continue staying in Pakistan for an indefinite period...

    The Nadra, Afghan Commissionerate and Afghanistan Ministry of Refugees and Repatriation are jointly running the registration campaign, which will end on Dec 31...

  • NADRA missing biometric data of over 29,000 NA-120 voters: ECP official

    The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) is missing the biometric data of 29,607 voters in the NA-120 constituency where by-elections are to be held on Sept 17, Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Additional Secretary Fida Mohammad Khan revealed in a press conference on Monday...

    Khan said that ECP had decided to install biometric verification machines at 100 polling booths in 39 polling stations on a test basis, but...

  • Nadra yet to issue cards to 370,000 registered Afghans

    PESHAWAR: Despite registering 370,000 undocumented Afghan nationals across the country, the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has yet to deliver cards to the applicants...

    The officials concerned said that Nadra had yet to start printing of cards to be provided to the registered Afghan citizens...

  • Nadra likely to revive money transfer accord with Mastercard

    ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) is set to revive an agreement with Mastercard which will allow citizens to receive foreign remittances through the 13-digit identification numbers on their computerised national identity cards, according to sources...

    A senior Nadra official, speaking on condition of anonymity, explained that the end-to-end solution to be handled by Nadra and Mastercard would not have...

  • 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...

  • Transgender people having no information about their parents can now obtain CNICs: Nadra

    ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has upgraded its policy for registration of transgender people and now even those who do not have information about their parents can also obtain CNICs (Computer­ised National Identity Cards)...

    Earlier Nadra allowed only those transgender people who had documents of their parents duly attested by a social welfare officer and those without such documents could not...

  • Only 40pc votes verified in NA-122 polls: Nadra

    LAHORE: Only 73,478 votes polled in Lahore's NA-122 in the May 2013 general elections could be "authenticated", a National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) report said on Saturday...

    The detailed report on alleged rigging and malpractice in the NA-122 polls submitted to the election tribunal says that the finger prints on the counter-foils of only 40 per cent of the total polled votes correctly matched with fingerprint data...

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