NADRA (NATIONAL DATABASE AND REGISTRATION AUTHORITY) has launched an online System for issuance of CNIC under the title of Pak Identity.All the instructions for Issuance of CNIC are listed on Pak Idenity web site.There three key steps in submitting online application,i.e. Preliminary Assessment,Document Preparation and Submission of Online Application at Pak Identity website.
The procedure to capture finger prints is also mentioned at the website of Pak Idenity at this web page.
The estimated time lines as mentioned at the website of Pak Idenity are:
- Application Processing : 7 working days
- Local Shipping in Pakistan : 2 working days
- International Shipping : 5 working days
Once application is submitted,NADRA will send updates on application processing to the applicant at his provided mobile number or email address.In addition to this,applicant may also track his application by texting his application tracking ID to '8400' if he is residing Pakistan or overseas applicants can check the status of their application by logging in with their registered account at the Pak-Identity Website.
I think it is a good step by NADRA to utilize the internet and mobile technology for the facility of people of Pakistan.As it seems to be a new venture by NADRA so there may also arise issues in the beginning l hope things will become smooth gradually.