Secrets behind a National Identity Card of Pakistan

Secrets behind a National Identity Card of Pakistan

People need a national identity card on every step of life. From traveling overseas to performing your tasks in-house, this national Identity card (ID Card) will help you like a guardian but do you know the secrets behind the details mentioned on a National Identity Card?

What does the ID card number written on every ID card mean? Can you look at an ID card to find out which province, which district, which district, which tehsil, which union council and which area that person belongs to? On the ID card issued by National Identity Authority of Pakistan NADRA, a thirteen digits number is listed which is different on every Identity card.

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According to the details, an ID card number is consists of three pieces. The first digit of the Identity card shows the province. If the first digit is 1, it indicates that you are a resident of Khyber Pakhtonkhwa (KPK) 2 for FATA, 3 for Punjab, 4 for Sindh, 5 for Balochistan, 6 for Islamabad, 7 for Gilgit-Baltistan and 8 is for Azad Kashmir.

Similarly, the second digit of the first five digits of the ID card indicates the division. The remaining three digits indicate the district, tehsil and union council of this person.

The next seven digits listed on the national ID card indicate the person’s family number, and the last number on the ID card indicates the person’s gender.


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