The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has confirmed that Muhammad Ahsan, an orphan who has been trying to get a Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) for four years will finally get his identity card within a week.

Nadra responded to a tweet of SAMAA News correspondent Irfanul Haque and confirmed that they would issue a CNIC.


Nadra chairman has taken notice of an incident and gave directions to the concerned authority to resolve the issue at its earliest.

A few days back, an abandoned orphan, Muhammad Ahsan, a resident of Orangi Town in Karachi, approached the Sindh High Court (SHC) and filed a petition against Nadra under section 199 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) for not issuing a CNIC.

Ahsan had been trying to get CNIC for four years to get admission to a university but every time he did, Nadra refused to let him apply for an identity card. He was asked to come with blood relatives.