Any Pakistani who is 18-years-old and socially aware, already has their CNIC, the national identity card. A source of pride for many, while a liability for others, the CNIC is extremely important for every person, even in day to day affairs.
Every CNIC card in Pakistan has a 13-digit identity code, unique for every card and person. Ever wondered what’s the secret behind these 13-digits and what they represent? Let’s find out.
The first digit on your CNIC represents the province you belong to. 1 is for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. 2 is for Fata. 3 is for Punjab. 4 is for Sindh. 5 is for Balochistan and 6 is for Islamabad, the Federal Capital.
The second digit represents your Division and the third digit represents your District. The fourth digit represents your ‘Tehsil’, however, if there’s no specific Tehsil in the District, the number usually is 0. The fifth digit represents your Local Union Council.
After the dash, the next 7 letters represent your Data Code that is present at every Nadra Office. This is your personal allocated number being a resident and national of Pakistan. Within these 7 digits is present all the information about you and your family, the one that is also present on your B-form.
After the second dash, the final digit represents suggests your gender, whether you are a man or a woman. If the CNIC 13-digit code ends on an Odd number, say 1-3-5-7-9, then it means you’re a male. However, if the CNIC code ends on an Even number, 2-4-6-8, it suggests that you’re a female.
The 13-digit code that is often ignored, holds all the information present about us and our families. A swift entrance of the code in a CNIC verifier around the country will present all our details, from the moment we were born to where we belong from. Tag your friends and let them know about this secret-hack of your CNIC.