NADRA facilitates CNIC verification services on AJK Election Day to ensure Transparency NADRA has registered 99% of adult population in AJK

With approximately 2.32 million Computerized National ID Cards issued in Azad Jammu Kashmir NADRA has registered 99% of adult population in the state, this was stated by Deputy Chairman NADRA in a statement issued here today from Headquarter in Islamabad.

Mirpur District tops with 100% of its adult population registered while Kotli, Bhimber, Sudhnoti, Bagh and Poonch districts have 99% people registered. 92% citizens of Haveli, Neelum Valley, Hatian and Muzaffarabad have registered with National Database.

AJK had seen its registration surge after 2005 earthquake while the recent registration drive was just to bridge the gap whereas a total of 2.32 million adult citizens of AJK have CNICs up to date, he mentioned.

Tariq Malik said that NADRA has been issuing CNICs in the state of Azad Jammu and Kashmir over last ten years. The registration was undertaken at fast pace right after the 2005 earthquake to supplement the relief and rehabilitation efforts.

However, NADRA had offered its Mobile Registration Vans to remote and far flung rural areas on peoples request to register poorest of poor and women folks who were unable to come to NADRA’s registration centers setup in urban cities.

He stressed that all CNICs issued by NADRA are genuine and if somebody has suspicion they can verify any card by using NADRA’s SMS service, by sending the CNIC number on 7000 using a mobile phone and get particulars of CNIC verified in less than 15 seconds.

Tariq Malik said that NADRA on 25th June has established facilitation centers at Muzaffarabad (Tel # 0582-2920439) and PHQ Islamabad (Tel # 051-90391493 and 051-9108122) to verify the authenticity of CNICs which will work till completion of AJK election while all NADRA offices (NRCs) in AJK will also function as sub facilitation hubs during the election. “In case any party or candidate or individual has any complaint regarding use of fake CNIC, they can contact our facilitation centers or check themselves using SMS service” said Tariq Malik

GM NADRA Islamabad and Manager Operations will be present at Muzaffarabad to monitor NADRA’s operation to gauge public and political parties complaints and concerns in AJK and duty officers will be available round the clock in NADRA Headquarter, he added.

He urged that complaints regarding fake ID must come with CNIC number so that action could be taken.

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