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  • SC orders NADRA to unblock Musharraf's CNIC, passport so that he can return to Pakistan

    The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday ordered that national identity card (CNIC) and passport of former military dictator Pervez Musharraf be unblocked so that he is able to return to the country...

    The order was issued after National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) Chairman Usman Mobin was spotted sitting in on a full-bench hearing for a separate case by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar...

  • Pakistan to abandon ‘smart watches’ after ICC probe

    LONDON: Pakistan will give up wearing ‘smart watches’ after being told to ditch them by the International Cricket Council (ICC) as an anti-corruption measure during the opening day’s play of the first Test against England here at Lord’s on Thursday...

    Although there is no suggestion of impropriety, that Pakistan’s Asad Shafiq and Babar Azam were seen wearing what appeared to be ‘smart watches’ concerned the ICC...

  • Call to make CNIC compulsory for marriage

    KARACHI: Production of the computerised national identity card (CNIC) and birth registration certificate at the time of marriage be made mandatory to effectively implement the law against underage marriage, said speakers at a media training and consultation session held at a local hotel on Wednesday...

    Speaking about the various laws related to women, Maliha Zia, representing the Aurat Foundation, said that civil society had been...

  • Nisar vows to go ahead with CNIC re-verification drive despite criticism

    But what is more important than the security of Pakistan?"The minister said he had approved procedural and organisational changes in the National Database and Regulatory Authority (Nadra), which will ensure the process is completed efficiently...

    "Dawn editorial: CNIC re-verificationNisar said the government will give two months to individuals with fake or illegal CNICs to come forward...

  • CNIC re-verification hit by major technical snag

    ”Explaining the discrepancy, a Nadra official told Dawn that only text messages from numbers that have been registered with the database by the CNIC holders themselves were receiving positive replies...

    The latest data, issued by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), shows that there are 133 million mobile connections in the country, all of whom are biometrically linked to the CNIC of the purchaser...

  • Trans people can use guru’s name as parent in CNIC

    It also told the court that the CNIC of a transgender person had been renewed while mentioning name of her guru as her parent...

    Mian Asia, the transgender, had filed a petition and pleaded through a counsel that she was issued a CNIC in 2004 where the name of her guru, Muhammad Yousaf, who died in 2005, was written as her parent...

  • Sindh wants registration of mobile phones against CNIC numbers

    ISLAMABAD: To curb snatching of mobile phones and their trade, the Sindh government approached the interior ministry on Wednesday for registration of mobile phones against CNIC numbers...

    In this regard, the Sindh home department wrote to the interior secretary, “A meeting for curbing sale and purchase of snatched mobile phones was held on July 31 under the chairmanship of the home minster with all stakeholders, including...

  • Show CNIC, its attested photocopy to buy sugar

    SIALKOT: The district administration has made mandatory the production of original Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) and its attested photocopy for those who intend to purchase sugar at the eight Sasta Ramazan Bazaars established in Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial and Pasrur tehsils...

  • CNIC replaces tax number

    ISLAMABAD: With a delay of more than four months, the government has replaced national tax number (NTN) with the computerised national identity card (CNIC) number, effective from the start of this month...

    However, in order to get some specific information about the taxpayer which is not included in the CNIC, a new enrolment form has also been notified which will be mandatory for e-filing of income tax returns...

  • People facing difficulty in getting CNIC form attested

    SWABI: Poor people are finding it difficult to get the form for obtaining computerised national identity card (CNIC) attested as they claim they are often turned away by government officials...

    A local Nadra official told Dawn on condition of not being named that it was compulsory for both fresh CNIC seekers and the renewal to have the application form duly signed by a gazette government official...

  • SECP makes CNIC mandatory for dividend payments

    ISLAMABAD: The Securi­ties and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) has allowed companies to withhold all future dividends of shareholders who have not provided their CNIC numbers to be written on the dividend warrants...

    The SECP introduced a policy of mandatory bearing of CNIC numbers on the dividend warrants of shareholders in 2001, with an aim to minimise the risk of money laundering, terrorism financing and benami...

  • Suspects denied pre-arrest bail in illegal CNIC case

    The police had registered FIRs under sections 419 and 420 of Pakistan Penal Code and sections 30 and 31 of Nadra Act...

    They said CNIC applicants had long been living in their current localities and had already possessed the previous identity cards, which had been abolished, and therefore, their clients had attested their documents...

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