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Monday, May 8, 2017

Your CNIC Has More Information About You Than You Know

There is more in computerized national identity card than people usually notice, specially when it comes to 13 digit number assigned to each individual. When decoded the digits have interesting information to reveal. Apart from the middle part of the digits which are random and have no specific meaning, the first five digits have unique characteristics which fully establish the identity of the card holder. The very first of the five digits represents the province of the cardholder . Anyone whose CNIC number starts with the digit no '1' shows he belongs to Khyber Pakhtoon Khaw (KPK). Similarly digit '2' represents Federally Admonistered Tribal Area (Fata), '3' Punjab, '4' Sind, '5' Balochistan, '6' Islamabad Capital Territory, and '7' means the card holder is from Gilgat-Baltistan. The second digits of the five digits represents the division, third the district, fourth represents the tehsil and the fifth and the last one represents union council in which the card holder resides. The middle portion of the CNIC number having seven digits is randomnly generated. The 13th and the last digit of the CNICs shows the gender of the card holder. Male card holders are awarded odd numbers like 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 while females are issued enen numbers. NADRA issues CNIC numbers to the transgender community according to whether they identify themselves as women or men alloting even or odd numbers respectively.

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