NADRA introduces an SMS service to see CNIC descent

NADRA has introduced an SMS service for relations verification to permit any registered CNIC holder to see their genealogy through an easy text.

Verify your Family Tree
If you would like to see the genealogy your CNIC has been registered with or your home in it, simply send a text message to 8008 alongside the CNIC number(with/without dashes).

You will soon obtain a reply with all the registered names of the family members.

What if someone you don’t know is registered together with your family?
If you’re satisfied with the list of the registered names, simply reply with “2”. However, if someone you don’t know is included within the list of registered names, you ought to alert NADRA by replying with “1”.


National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has introduced this service to seek out out any individuals who are illegally registered.

Any such illegally registered persons who aren’t in your family, yet are included within the registered names, should be reported to the authorities by replying with “1”, as instructed above.


Automatically the service will send the list of names registered with the family to the family heads. But with the help of this service, anyone can check the family trees. You can also re-verify the top of the family once the re-verification drive starts officially from Dominion Day.

Just last week, the inside minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, put into action the plan for the re-verification of CNICs.

A major step to counter-terrorism, NADRA has also established a helpline that can handle 10,000 calls per day, and an SMS gateway to issue 150,000 SMS per day.

Author: Nadia Arshad, a SEO Content Writer

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