ISLAMABAD, June 27 (APP): A Short Messaging Service (SMS) for family members verification has been introduced which allows registered Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) holder to check who else is registered under same family tree.

If there is any person who is not a family member and registered
as a part of family, one can report it to National Database and
Registration Authority (NADRA), so that Authority can take appropriate
action against such individuals.

NADRA has started sending SMS messages to family heads regarding the procedure, however one can still check status even if he/she are not Head of family.The re-verification drive will officially start from July 1.

Issuing procedure to verify NADRA CNIC through SMS, the Authority on Monday said one can send CNIC number (with or without dashes) to 8008 and in return he/she will get names of all registered persons in family.

If you are satisfied with the list, reply message with 2, but if there is any person registered as your family member you do not know Ä notify the Authority by replying with 1.

Family Heads, or even if you are not head of a family, can send their NADRA CNIC number to 8008, and in response they will get names of people within their family tree.

With this 8008 service, one can identify any unknown names/persons who are appearing in his/her family tree. All such unknown names or persons should be reported to NADRA immediately.