Friday, February 20, 2015
Biometric Verification Of NICs Issued Before 2004 Are Made Necessary
National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has decided to conduct biometric verification of National Identity Cards(NICs). Mobile SIMs' verification will be done after the biometric verification of NICs. The citizens who have got their NICs issued in 2004 or before will have to remake their NICs. NADRA has also decided digitize thumb impressions taken on simple papers before the year 2005. NIC holders can degitize their cards free of cost from any NADRA office. Up till now 47.4 million SIMs have been biometrically verified against 35.6 NICs.