Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) is the computerised identification that certifies that the person is a citizen of Pakistan. National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) assigns a significant 13 digit number when parents report their newborn child to the database. That significant number becomes the CNIC number when that individual reaches the age of 18.
Why is the CNIC so Important?
CNIC is essential for all citizens due to the following reasons:
- For Education.
- To caste vote.
- To open a bank account.
- To get a Passport.
- To purchase vehicle/property.
- To get a mobile SIM.
There are some different things for which you need a legitimate CNIC. A few years back, the NADRA framework was not this much updated however with time, their framework has improved a lot.
Now every resident of Pakistan must give a copy of CNIC to purchase any SIM. Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has ensured that each SIM utilized in Pakistan is registered. This is the reason this article will help you in discovering the various approaches to check CNIC numbers utilizing your cellphone number. Simply stay with us for a couple of moments.
How to Check CNIC:
To check CNIC from your phone who should follow the following steps:
- Open the app of text message.
- Send a blank text to 677.
- After a while, you will receive a text back with all details you need to know.
- Among those details, you’ll find your CNIC number.
(PS: if your phone doesn’t allow you to send an empty text, just type anything and send it to 677)
This is the simplest way to check your CNIC number from your phone. If you’re a Ufone user, you can also check your CNIC just by dialling *3636# and pressing ‘1.’ You’ll get all the details. If you’re a Telenor user you can also check the CNIC number by sending a blank text to 7751.
NADRA also provides the system to check the Computerised National Identity Card status online but this method is more convenient. Follow these steps and verify that is your SIM registered to your CNIC or not. Otherwise, it might be blocked.