The provisions elucidated in the Nadra Ordinance 2000 meticulously delineate the framework for the registration of citizens, issuance of identity cards, and the requisite information to be furnished to the Authority. The Ordinance underscores the imperativeness of citizen registration, while providing a structured mechanism to ensure the authenticity and integrity of the identity cards issued.

Section 9 of the Ordinance lays down the mandate for the registration of citizens. It stipulates that every citizen upon attaining the age of eighteen, is required to get registered. Moreover, it extends this obligation to the parents or guardians for citizens below the age of eighteen, necessitating registration within one month of birth. The Authority, however, holds the discretion to extend this period on a case-to-case basis. An important facet of this section is the grandfathering provision, which deems citizens registered under previous laws as registered under this Ordinance. Such registration remains valid for two years post the commencement of this Ordinance, or until such time as notified by the Federal Government, or until re-registration, whichever occurs first.

Furthermore, the section outlines the procedure for application for registration, ensuring a seamless transition for applications made under the previous National Registration Act, 1973. It also addresses the issuance of registration certificates to citizens below eighteen and establishes the admissibility of these certificates as evidence for identity verification.

Moving onto Chapter VI, which encapsulates sections 10 through 20, the Ordinance meticulously details the issuance, renewal, and requisite conditions for various identity cards including National Identity Cards, Pakistan Origin Cards, Overseas Identity Cards, and Alien Registration Cards. Notably, Section 10 underlines the process of issuing or renewing National Identity Cards to citizens who have attained eighteen years of age and are duly registered. It also makes provisions for citizens registered under the previous Act, ensuring a smooth transition.

The subsequent sections, 11 through 13, elucidate the issuance of Pakistan Origin Cards, Overseas Identity Cards, and Alien Registration Cards, each tailored to cater to specific classes of individuals, thereby creating a comprehensive identity management framework. Section 14 empowers the Authority to take necessary measures for the issuance and renewal of these cards, while sections 15 through 20 meticulously outline the responsibilities of cardholders, inspection protocols, surrender procedures, and the authority’s power to cancel, impound, or confiscate cards under specified circumstances. The provisions collectively strive to ensure the safe custody, accurate representation, and the lawful use of these identity cards.

Chapter VII, encompassing Sections 21 to 23, pivots towards the information required to be furnished to the Authority, thereby forming the underpinning for a robust data collection and verification mechanism which is intrinsic to the administration of the registration and identification framework.

Section 21 mandates the reporting of births and deaths of citizens to the District Registrar, extending this requirement to marriages and divorces as well. This systematic reporting is integral for keeping the registration data current and accurate, which in turn enhances the efficacy and reliability of the identification system.

Section 22 envisages a collaborative framework wherein the Authority can requisition information or assistance from user or feeder agencies to fulfill the objectives of the Ordinance. It mandates compliance with such requests in a timely and effective manner, thereby fostering an environment of cooperation and data sharing which is pivotal for the holistic functioning of the registration system. The section also places the onus of compliance on the head of the user or feeder agency, ensuring accountability and adherence to the stipulated requirements.

Section 23 empowers the Authority, or its designated personnel, to call for proof of information provided, thereby instilling a layer of verification to ensure the authenticity and accuracy of the data furnished. This provision is a cornerstone for maintaining the integrity of the registration and identification system, ensuring it remains robust and reliable.

The Nadra Ordinance 2000, through its meticulously crafted provisions, envisions a comprehensive and reliable framework for the registration and identification of citizens. By delineating the procedures for registration, issuance of identity cards, and the requisite information to be furnished, it strives to establish a robust mechanism that caters to the identification needs of different classes of individuals while ensuring the authenticity and integrity of the data collected. The Ordinance, through its multifaceted provisions, endeavours to foster an environment of accountability, cooperation, and data accuracy, which are fundamental for the effective administration of the identification system, ultimately contributing towards a well-regulated and orderly societal structure.

Some useful Q & A on the Ordinance are as follows.

  1. Question: What is the definition of “Authority” in the context of this Ordinance? Answer: The “Authority” refers to the National Database and Registration Authority established under section 3 of the Ordinance.
  2. Question: What is the role of the Chairman in the Authority? Answer: The Chairman of the Authority is also referred to as the Registrar General of Pakistan and is responsible for presiding over meetings and ensuring the implementation of the Authority’s objectives.
  3. Question: How many members constitute the Authority, and how are they appointed? Answer: The Authority consists of a Chairman and not less than five members appointed by the Federal Government.
  4. Question: What are the general purposes and objects of the Authority? Answer: The general purposes and objects of the Authority include the development and establishment of an improved and modernized registration system in Pakistan, the broadening of the registration base, and the maintenance of multipurpose databases, data warehousing, networking, and related facilities.
  5. Question: What specific powers does the Authority have regarding databases and data warehouses? Answer: The Authority has the power to develop and maintain registration systems, issue and renew identity cards, establish and maintain multipurpose databases and data warehouses, ensure the security and confidentiality of data, and prescribe and enforce standards for databases and related facilities.
  6. Question: What is the National Data Warehouse, and what is its purpose? Answer: The National Data Warehouse is a central database developed and maintained by the Authority to collect, collate, and manage multifaceted data regarding citizens, thereby establishing a comprehensive database for various purposes.
  7. Question: How is the registration of citizens managed under the Ordinance? Answer: Every citizen of Pakistan who has attained the age of eighteen years must get registered, and parents or guardians must register their children within one month of birth. The Authority issues National Identity Cards to registered citizens.
  8. Question: What are the different types of cards issued under the Ordinance? Answer: The different types of cards include National Identity Cards, Pakistan Origin Cards, Overseas Identity Cards, and Alien Registration Cards.
  9. Question: What are the responsibilities of a person regarding the custody of their issued card? Answer: Every person to whom a card is issued is responsible for its safe custody and maintenance in proper shape, as prescribed by the regulations of the Authority.
  10. Question: What actions can the Authority take if a card is obtained through false pretenses? Answer: The Authority has the power to cancel, impound, or confiscate any card obtained through false pretenses or fraudulent means, following a written notice to show cause.
  11. Question: What are the reporting requirements for births, deaths, marriages, and divorces under the Ordinance? Answer: The birth, death, marriage, or divorce of citizens must be reported to the District Registrar by the prescribed authority or officer as per the regulations set by the Authority.
  12. Question: What financial mechanisms support the functions and operations of the Authority? Answer: The Authority is supported by the NADRA Fund, which includes grants, loans, fees, and other income. This fund is used to meet charges related to the functions and operations of the Authority.
  13. Question: How does the Ordinance ensure the confidentiality and security of data? Answer: The Ordinance mandates the Authority to prescribe regulations for the security, secrecy, and necessary safeguards for the protection and confidentiality of data contained in the registration and database systems.
  14. Question: What penalties are imposed for unauthorized disclosure of information? Answer: Unauthorized disclosure of information by any person employed for the purposes of the Ordinance is punishable by imprisonment of up to five years, a fine of up to one million rupees, or both.
  15. Question: What are the consequences of not applying for registration under the Ordinance? Answer: Failure to apply for registration without reasonable cause can result in rigorous imprisonment for up to six months, a fine not exceeding fifty thousand rupees, or both.
  16. Question: What are the provisions regarding the transfer of employees and assets to the Authority? Answer: All persons employed in the National Database Organization and the Registration Organization before the establishment of the Authority are transferred to the Authority on the same terms and conditions. Assets and liabilities are also transferred to the Authority.
  17. Question: What is the duration of tax exemption for the Authority? Answer: The Authority is exempted from paying income tax, super tax, and wealth tax on its incomes, profits, or gains for a period of five years from the date of its establishment.
  18. Question: How are meetings of the Authority conducted? Answer: Meetings of the Authority are presided over by the Chairman and, in his absence, by the most senior member attending. A quorum of three members is required for a meeting where decisions are taken by majority vote.
  19. Question: What happens in the event of a vacancy within the Authority? Answer: If a vacancy occurs due to death, resignation, or removal of a member, the Federal Government must appoint a qualified person to fill the vacancy within sixty days.
  20. Question: Can the Chairman and members of the Authority engage in other businesses or services? Answer: No, the Chairman and members are prohibited from engaging in any other service, business, vocation, or employment during their term of office.
  21. Question: What is the term of office for the Chairman and members of the Authority? Answer: The Chairman and members hold office for a term of three years and are eligible for reappointment for similar terms as determined by the Federal Government. They must retire upon attaining the age of sixty-five years.
  22. Question: What measures can the Authority take to ensure compliance with its regulations? Answer: The Authority can prescribe and enforce standards, charge fees for services, conduct research, seek assistance from governmental or private bodies, and regulate all matters concerning its functions.
  23. Question: How is the National Data Warehouse continuously updated? Answer: The National Data Warehouse is continuously updated through inputs from various registration systems, data warehouses, networking, and interfacing with user or feeder agencies.
  24. Question: What are the responsibilities of user or feeder agencies regarding the National Data Warehouse? Answer: User or feeder agencies must comply with the Authority’s requests for information, assistance, and timely updating of their respective databases as prescribed by the Authority.
  25. Question: How does the Ordinance handle the registration of citizens who were registered under previous laws? Answer: Citizens previously registered under the National Registration Act, 1973, are deemed to be registered under the Ordinance, with their registration remaining valid until specified periods or re-registration under the new Ordinance.
  26. Question: What is the process for issuing a National Identity Card under the Ordinance? Answer: National Identity Cards are issued or renewed for citizens aged eighteen and above who are registered under the Ordinance. The cards are issued in the prescribed form, manner, and terms, subject to the surrender of any previous cards.
  27. Question: What are Pakistan Origin Cards, and who are they issued to? Answer: Pakistan Origin Cards are issued to prescribed classes of foreigners and citizens with dual nationality who are registered in the prescribed manner, on specified criteria, and upon payment of prescribed fees.
  28. Question: What are the provisions for Overseas Identity Cards? Answer: Overseas Identity Cards are issued to prescribed classes of citizens residing abroad or emigrants, following the prescribed manner, criteria, terms, conditions, and fees.
  29. Question: What is the purpose of Alien Registration Cards? Answer: Alien Registration Cards are issued to prescribed classes of foreigners residing in Pakistan, whether legally or otherwise, following the prescribed manner, criteria, terms, conditions, and fees.
  30. Question: What powers does the Authority have regarding the issuance of cards? Answer: The Authority has all necessary powers to issue and renew National Identity Cards, Pakistan Origin Cards, Overseas Identity Cards, and Alien Registration Cards, including ensuring their proper custody and compliance with regulations.
  31. Question: What actions must be taken upon the death of a cardholder? Answer: Upon the death of a cardholder, the card must be surrendered to the District Registrar or prescribed authority within sixty days by the spouse, heir, next of kin, parent, or guardian.
  32. Question: What penalties are imposed for misuse or tampering with issued cards? Answer: Penalties for misuse or tampering with issued cards include imprisonment, fines, or both. The Authority can cancel, impound, or confiscate cards obtained fraudulently or tampered with.
  33. Question: What requirement is necessary for obtaining a passport or travel document for going out of Pakistan? Answer: Citizens who have attained the age of eighteen years must possess and produce a National Identity Card to be granted a passport, permit, or other travel document for going out of Pakistan.
  34. Question: What information must be reported to the Authority regarding vital events? Answer: Births, deaths, marriages, and divorces must be reported to the District Registrar by the prescribed authorities or officers in the manner set by the Authority.
  35. Question: How are the accounts of the Authority audited? Answer: The Authority’s accounts are audited by chartered accountants appointed by the Federal Government in consultation with the Auditor General of Pakistan.
  36. Question: What legal protections are provided to individuals performing functions under the Ordinance? Answer: Individuals performing functions under the Ordinance are protected from lawsuits, prosecutions, or other legal proceedings for actions done in good faith under the Ordinance or related rules.
  37. Question: What is the status of contracts and agreements made by the National Database Organization before the establishment of the Authority? Answer: All contracts, agreements, and liabilities incurred by the National Database Organization before the establishment of the Authority are deemed to have been made or incurred by the Authority and continue to have effect accordingly.
  38. Question: What powers does the Authority have to make rules and regulations? Answer: The Federal Government can make rules for carrying out the purposes of the Ordinance, and the Authority can make regulations for the same purpose, provided they are not inconsistent with the Ordinance.
  39. Question: How are difficulties in implementing the Ordinance addressed? Answer: The Federal Government can make orders to remove difficulties in implementing the Ordinance, provided these orders are not inconsistent with the Ordinance.
  40. Question: What happens to the National Registration Act, 1973, upon the promulgation of the Ordinance? Answer: The National Registration Act, 1973, is repealed, but any actions, notifications, contracts, or proceedings under the Act are deemed to have been made or taken under the Ordinance, provided they are consistent with the new Ordinance.
  41. Question: Can the Federal Government exempt individuals or classes of persons from the requirements of possessing or producing a card? Answer: Yes, the Federal Government or the Authority, with approval, can exempt individuals or classes of persons from possessing or producing a card for specified purposes.
  42. Question: What are the consequences of failing to report the loss of a card? Answer: Failing to report the loss of a card within thirty days without reasonable cause can result in rigorous imprisonment for up to six months, a fine not exceeding fifty thousand rupees, or both.
  43. Question: What are the penalties for providing false information during registration? Answer: Providing false information knowingly during registration is punishable with rigorous imprisonment for up to five years, a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand rupees, or both.
  44. Question: What is the role of Registration Officers under the Ordinance? Answer: Registration Officers, appointed by the Authority, are responsible for implementing the registration process, maintaining records, and ensuring compliance with the Ordinance.
  45. Question: How are surplus funds managed by the Authority? Answer: Any surplus of receipts over actual expenditure, after paying taxes, is remitted to the Federal Consolidated Fund, and any deficit is made up by the Federal Government.
  46. Question: What steps must the Authority take to maintain the National Data Warehouse? Answer: The Authority must develop, establish, and maintain the National Data Warehouse, ensuring continuous updating, data security, and provision of access to government and private institutions as prescribed.
  47. Question: How does the Ordinance impact the legal status of employees transferred from the National Registration Organization to the Authority? Answer: Employees transferred from the National Registration Organization to the Authority retain their terms and conditions, rights, and privileges as before, and are deemed appointed under the Ordinance without entitlement to additional compensation for the transfer.
  48. Question: What happens if a member of the Authority is found incapable of performing their functions? Answer: The Federal Government may remove a member from office if an inquiry finds them incapable of performing their functions due to mental or physical incapacity or if they are found guilty of misconduct.
  49. Question: What authority does the Chairman have in the absence of a quorum at a meeting? Answer: If there is no quorum at a meeting, the Chairman or the most senior member presiding over the meeting can adjourn the meeting to another date.
  50. Question: How are decisions of the Authority documented? Answer: All orders, determinations, and decisions of the Authority must be in writing, clearly identifying the decision of the Chairman and each member separately.
  51. Question: What is the purpose of a National Identity Card as issued under the Ordinance? Answer: The National Identity Card serves as proof of identity for various legal, administrative, and personal purposes within Pakistan.
  52. Question: Can the Authority issue multiple types of identity cards to the same individual? Answer: No, the Authority ensures that only one valid card is issued to an individual, and any previous cards must be surrendered before issuing a new one.
  53. Question: What is the penalty for obtaining multiple identity cards under the same eligibility criteria? Answer: Obtaining multiple identity cards under the same eligibility criteria can result in rigorous imprisonment for up to five years, a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand rupees, or both.
  54. Question: What is required for the registration of emigrants under the Ordinance? Answer: Emigrants must be registered in the prescribed manner and are issued appropriate identity cards such as Overseas Identity Cards or Pakistan Origin Cards.
  55. Question: How does the Authority handle the confidentiality of data? Answer: The Authority ensures data confidentiality through regulations that mandate security, secrecy, and necessary safeguards for protection and confidentiality of data.
  56. Question: What role do feeder agencies play in the functioning of the National Data Warehouse? Answer: Feeder agencies provide continuous, timely, and effective updates to their respective databases, which are linked to the National Data Warehouse as per the standards prescribed by the Authority.
  57. Question: What legal recourse is available if a person’s card is cancelled, impounded, or confiscated? Answer: A person whose card has been cancelled, impounded, or confiscated can appeal to the Federal Government within thirty days of the order. The decision of the Federal Government in the appeal is final.
  58. Question: How does the Ordinance address the registration of births and deaths? Answer: The birth and death of citizens or prescribed persons must be reported to the District Registrar by the relevant authority or officer as specified by the Authority’s regulations.
  59. Question: What responsibilities do heads of user or feeder agencies have under the Ordinance? Answer: Heads of user or feeder agencies must ensure compliance with the Authority’s requests for information, assistance, and database updates in a timely and effective manner.
  60. Question: What are the implications of a cardholder failing to surrender their card when it becomes invalid? Answer: Failing to surrender an invalid card can result in penalties, including imprisonment, fines, or both, as prescribed by the Ordinance.
  61. Question: What provisions exist for the inspection of cards? Answer: Registration Officers or authorized officers can require individuals to produce their cards for inspection and direct them to present the cards at a specified place and time if not immediately available.
  62. Question: What financial resources are available to the Authority through the NADRA Fund? Answer: The NADRA Fund comprises grants, loans, fees, income from property sales, funds from issuing securities, and other sums received, which are used to support the Authority’s functions and operations.
  63. Question: How does the Ordinance ensure the enforcement of its provisions regarding data security? Answer: The Authority can prescribe and enforce regulations to ensure data security, secrecy, and necessary safeguards for the protection of data in registration and database systems.
  64. Question: What measures can the Authority take if a person refuses to furnish requested information? Answer: The Authority can require a person to furnish documentary or other evidence to verify the truth of the information provided. Failure to comply can result in penalties.
  65. Question: What is the role of the NADRA Fund in managing the Authority’s expenses? Answer: The NADRA Fund is used to meet expenses related to the Authority’s functions, including salaries, remuneration, and operational costs, ensuring the Authority’s financial sustainability.
  66. Question: What is the procedure for reporting marriages and divorces under the Ordinance? Answer: Marriages and divorces must be reported to the District Registrar by the prescribed authority or officer in the manner set by the Authority’s regulations.
  67. Question: What are the consequences for an employee of the Authority involved in the issuance of a fake National Identity Card? Answer: An employee involved in issuing a fake National Identity Card faces penalties, including rigorous imprisonment for up to five years, a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand rupees, or both.
  68. Question: How does the Ordinance handle the transfer of assets and liabilities from the National Registration Organization to the Authority? Answer: Assets and liabilities assigned to the National Registration Organization are transferred to and vested in the Authority, ensuring continuity of operations.
  69. Question: What protections are provided to the Federal Government and its officers under the Ordinance? Answer: The Federal Government, Provincial Government, Local Authority, and officers performing functions under the Ordinance are protected from legal proceedings for actions done in good faith.
  70. Question: What are the reporting requirements for the Authority to the Federal Government? Answer: The Authority must submit an annual report to the Federal Government on its performance, functions, and anticipated developments, along with a report on the state of registration and database systems.
  71. Question: What are the responsibilities of Registration Officers under the Ordinance? Answer: Registration Officers are responsible for implementing the registration process, maintaining records, ensuring compliance with regulations, and performing other duties as assigned by the Authority.
  72. Question: How does the Ordinance address the issue of unauthorized disclosure of information? Answer: Unauthorized disclosure of information acquired during employment under the Ordinance is punishable by imprisonment for up to five years, a fine of up to one million rupees, or both.
  73. Question: What steps must be taken if a person opts not to transfer to the service of the Authority? Answer: Persons opting not to transfer to the Authority’s service are provided suitable posting elsewhere within six months, and if they decline, their service is terminated with compensation as per the Ordinance.
  74. Question: How does the Ordinance ensure the accuracy of the National Data Warehouse? Answer: The Authority ensures the accuracy of the National Data Warehouse by managing and coordinating the continuous flow of inputs from various data sources and maintaining standards for data quality.
  75. Question: What are the consequences for failing to apply for a National Identity Card upon reaching the age of eighteen? Answer: Failing to apply for a National Identity Card within ninety days of reaching eighteen years of age without reasonable cause can result in penalties, including imprisonment, fines, or both.
  76. Question: How are the accounts of the Authority maintained and audited? Answer: The Authority maintains complete and accurate books of accounts and causes its accounts to be audited by chartered accountants appointed by the Federal Government in consultation with the Auditor General of Pakistan.
  77. Question: What is the role of the Federal Government in supporting the financial operations of the Authority? Answer: The Federal Government funds the Authority’s operations, including administrative and operational expenses, until the Authority becomes capable of self-funding its functions as notified by the Federal Government.
  78. Question: How does the Ordinance define “National Data Form”? Answer: The National Data Form refers to the form issued by the Planning Commission of the Federal Government during the National Census held in 1998 under the Census Ordinance, 1959.
  79. Question: What happens if a person provides false information during the registration process? Answer: Providing false information during the registration process is punishable with rigorous imprisonment for up to five years, a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand rupees, or both.
  80. Question: How does the Ordinance address the confidentiality of data in the National Data Warehouse? Answer: The Authority ensures confidentiality by prescribing and enforcing regulations for the security, secrecy, and necessary safeguards for protecting data in the National Data Warehouse.
  81. Question: What is the responsibility of the Authority regarding the transfer of employees and assets from the Alien Registration Authority? Answer: The Authority assumes responsibility for employees and assets transferred from the Alien Registration Authority, ensuring continuity of operations and integrating them into its structure.
  82. Question: How does the Ordinance impact existing contracts and agreements made by the National Database Organization? Answer: Existing contracts, agreements, and liabilities of the National Database Organization are deemed to have been made or incurred by the Authority, ensuring their continued validity and effect.
  83. Question: What exemptions are provided to the Authority under the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001? Answer: The Authority is exempt from paying income tax, super tax, and wealth tax on its incomes, profits, or gains for five years from the date of its establishment.
  84. Question: How are surplus funds managed by the Authority? Answer: Surplus funds over actual expenditure, after tax payments, are remitted to the Federal Consolidated Fund, and any deficit is covered by the Federal Government.
  85. Question: What provisions exist for the appointment of Registration Officers by the Authority? Answer: The Authority may appoint Registration Officers, members of its staff, experts, consultants, advisers, and other officers on terms and conditions it deems fit to carry out its purposes.
  86. Question: What actions can the Authority take to ensure compliance with its requests for information from feeder agencies? Answer: The Authority can set reasonable deadlines for compliance with its requests for information, and feeder agencies must ensure timely and complete compliance.
  87. Question: What is the role of the Federal Government in removing difficulties in implementing the Ordinance? Answer: The Federal Government can make necessary orders to remove difficulties in implementing the Ordinance, provided these orders are not inconsistent with the provisions of the Ordinance.
  88. Question: How does the Ordinance address the issue of fines and penalties? Answer: Fines and penalties recovered by the Authority are credited to the Federal Consolidated Fund, ensuring proper management and utilization of these funds.
  89. Question: What are the consequences of tampering with identity cards issued under the Ordinance? Answer: Tampering with identity cards is punishable with rigorous imprisonment for up to five years, a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand rupees, or both.
  90. Question: How does the Ordinance ensure the effective functioning of the National Data Warehouse? Answer: The Authority is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and continuously updating the National Data Warehouse, ensuring data integrity, security, and accessibility.
  91. Question: What is the penalty for failing to report a lost identity card? Answer: Failing to report a lost identity card within thirty days without reasonable cause can result in rigorous imprisonment for up to six months, a fine not exceeding fifty thousand rupees, or both.
  92. Question: How are the assets and liabilities of the National Registration Organization transferred to the Authority? Answer: Assets and liabilities assigned to the National Registration Organization are transferred to and vested in the Authority, ensuring seamless transition and continuity of operations.
  93. Question: What protections are provided to employees transferred to the Authority? Answer: Transferred employees retain their terms and conditions of service, rights, and privileges as before, and are deemed appointed under the Ordinance without entitlement to additional compensation.
  94. Question: How does the Authority handle requests for proof of information provided during registration? Answer: The Authority can require individuals to furnish documentary or other evidence to verify the truth of the information provided, ensuring data accuracy and integrity.
  95. Question: What is the procedure for obtaining an Overseas Identity Card? Answer: Overseas Identity Cards are issued to prescribed classes of citizens residing abroad or emigrants, following the prescribed manner, criteria, terms, conditions, and fees.
  96. Question: How does the Ordinance impact the registration of citizens under previous laws? Answer: Citizens previously registered under the National Registration Act, 1973, are deemed registered under the Ordinance, with their registration remaining valid until specified periods or re-registration.
  97. Question: What steps must be taken for the safe custody and maintenance of identity cards? Answer: Cardholders are responsible for the safe custody and proper maintenance of their identity cards, as prescribed by the regulations of the Authority.
  98. Question: How does the Authority handle the continuous updating of the National Data Warehouse? Answer: The Authority ensures continuous updating through inputs from various data sources, maintaining data quality, and integrating new information as it becomes available.
  99. Question: What are the consequences for failing to comply with the Authority’s requests for information? Answer: Non-compliance with the Authority’s requests for information can result in penalties, including fines and imprisonment, as prescribed by the Ordinance.
  100. Question: How does the Ordinance ensure the confidentiality of data in the National Data Warehouse? Answer: The Authority prescribes and enforces regulations for the security, secrecy, and necessary safeguards for protecting data in the National Data Warehouse.
  101. Question: What legal protections are provided to individuals performing functions under the Ordinance? Answer: Individuals performing functions under the Ordinance are protected from lawsuits, prosecutions, or other legal proceedings for actions done in good faith under the Ordinance or related rules.
  102. Question: How are surplus funds managed by the Authority? Answer: Surplus funds over actual expenditure, after tax payments, are remitted to the Federal Consolidated Fund, and any deficit is covered by the Federal Government.
  103. Question: What is the role of the Federal Government in supporting the financial operations of the Authority? Answer: The Federal Government funds the Authority’s operations, including administrative and operational expenses, until the Authority becomes capable of self-funding its functions as notified by the Federal Government.
  104. Question: How does the Ordinance define “National Data Form”? Answer: The National Data Form refers to the form issued by the Planning Commission of the Federal Government during the National Census held in 1998 under the Census Ordinance, 1959.
  105. Question: What happens if a person provides false information during the registration process? Answer: Providing false information during the registration process is punishable with rigorous imprisonment for up to five years, a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand rupees, or both.
  106. Question: How does the Ordinance address the confidentiality of data in the National Data Warehouse? Answer: The Authority ensures confidentiality by prescribing and enforcing regulations for the security, secrecy, and necessary safeguards for protecting data in the National Data Warehouse.
  107. Question: What is the responsibility of the Authority regarding the transfer of employees and assets from the Alien Registration Authority? Answer: The Authority assumes responsibility for employees and assets transferred from the Alien Registration Authority, ensuring continuity of operations and integrating them into its structure.
  108. Question: How does the Ordinance impact existing contracts and agreements made by the National Database Organization? Answer: Existing contracts, agreements, and liabilities of the National Database Organization are deemed to have been made or incurred by the Authority, ensuring their continued validity and effect.
  109. Question: What exemptions are provided to the Authority under the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001? Answer: The Authority is exempt from paying income tax, super tax, and wealth tax on its incomes, profits, or gains for five years from the date of its establishment.
  110. Question: How are surplus funds managed by the Authority? Answer: Surplus funds over actual expenditure, after tax payments, are remitted to the Federal Consolidated Fund, and any deficit is covered by the Federal Government.
  111. Question: What provisions exist for the appointment of Registration Officers by the Authority? Answer: The Authority may appoint Registration Officers, members of its staff, experts, consultants, advisers, and other officers on terms and conditions it deems fit to carry out its purposes.
  112. Question: What actions can the Authority take to ensure compliance with its requests for information from feeder agencies? Answer: The Authority can set reasonable deadlines for compliance with its requests for information, and feeder agencies must ensure timely and complete compliance.
  113. Question: What is the role of the Federal Government in removing difficulties in implementing the Ordinance? Answer: The Federal Government can make necessary orders to remove difficulties in implementing the Ordinance, provided these orders are not inconsistent with the provisions of the Ordinance.
  114. Question: How does the Ordinance address the issue of fines and penalties? Answer: Fines and penalties recovered by the Authority are credited to the Federal Consolidated Fund, ensuring proper management and utilization of these funds.
  115. Question: What are the consequences of tampering with identity cards issued under the Ordinance? Answer: Tampering with identity cards is punishable with rigorous imprisonment for up to five years, a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand rupees, or both.
  116. Question: How does the Ordinance ensure the effective functioning of the National Data Warehouse? Answer: The Authority is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and continuously updating the National Data Warehouse, ensuring data integrity, security, and accessibility.
  117. Question: What is the penalty for failing to report a lost identity card? Answer: Failing to report a lost identity card within thirty days without reasonable cause can result in rigorous imprisonment for up to six months, a fine not exceeding fifty thousand rupees, or both.
  118. Question: How does the Ordinance impact the legal status of employees transferred from the National Registration Organization to the Authority? Answer: Employees transferred from the National Registration Organization to the Authority retain their terms and conditions, rights, and privileges as before, and are deemed appointed under the Ordinance without entitlement to additional compensation for the transfer.
  119. Question: What actions must be taken if a person opts not to transfer to the service of the Authority? Answer: Persons opting not to transfer to the Authority’s service are provided suitable posting elsewhere within six months, and if they decline, their service is terminated with compensation as per the Ordinance.
  120. Question: How does the Ordinance ensure the accuracy of the National Data Warehouse? Answer: The Authority ensures the accuracy of the National Data Warehouse by managing and coordinating the continuous flow of inputs from various data sources and maintaining standards for data quality.
  121. Question: What are the consequences for failing to apply for a National Identity Card upon reaching the age of eighteen? Answer: Failing to apply for a National Identity Card within ninety days of reaching eighteen years of age without reasonable cause can result in penalties, including imprisonment, fines, or both.
  122. Question: How are the accounts of the Authority maintained and audited? Answer: The Authority maintains complete and accurate books of accounts and causes its accounts to be audited by chartered accountants appointed by the Federal Government in consultation with the Auditor General of Pakistan.
  123. Question: What is the role of the Federal Government in supporting the financial operations of the Authority? Answer: The Federal Government funds the Authority’s operations, including administrative and operational expenses, until the Authority becomes capable of self-funding its functions as notified by the Federal Government.
  124. Question: How does the Ordinance define “National Data Form”? Answer: The National Data Form refers to the form issued by the Planning Commission of the Federal Government during the National Census held in 1998 under the Census Ordinance, 1959.
  125. Question: What happens if a person provides false information during the registration process? Answer: Providing false information during the registration process is punishable with rigorous imprisonment for up to five years, a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand rupees, or both.
  126. Question: How does the Ordinance address the confidentiality of data in the National Data Warehouse? Answer: The Authority ensures confidentiality by prescribing and enforcing regulations for the security, secrecy, and necessary safeguards for protecting data in the National Data Warehouse.
  127. Question: What is the responsibility of the Authority regarding the transfer of employees and assets from the Alien Registration Authority? Answer: The Authority assumes responsibility for employees and assets transferred from the Alien Registration Authority, ensuring continuity of operations and integrating them into its structure.
  128. Question: How does the Ordinance impact existing contracts and agreements made by the National Database Organization? Answer: Existing contracts, agreements, and liabilities of the National Database Organization are deemed to have been made or incurred by the Authority, ensuring their continued validity and effect.
  129. Question: What exemptions are provided to the Authority under the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001? Answer: The Authority is exempt from paying income tax, super tax, and wealth tax on its incomes, profits, or gains for five years from the date of its establishment.
  130. Question: How are surplus funds managed by the Authority? Answer: Surplus funds over actual expenditure, after tax payments, are remitted to the Federal Consolidated Fund, and any deficit is covered by the Federal Government.
  131. Question: What provisions exist for the appointment of Registration Officers by the Authority? Answer: The Authority may appoint Registration Officers, members of its staff, experts, consultants, advisers, and other officers on terms and conditions it deems fit to carry out its purposes.
  132. Question: What actions can the Authority take to ensure compliance with its requests for information from feeder agencies? Answer: The Authority can set reasonable deadlines for compliance with its requests for information, and feeder agencies must ensure timely and complete compliance.
  133. Question: What is the role of the Federal Government in removing difficulties in implementing the Ordinance? Answer: The Federal Government can make necessary orders to remove difficulties in implementing the Ordinance, provided these orders are not inconsistent with the provisions of the Ordinance.
  134. Question: How does the Ordinance address the issue of fines and penalties? Answer: Fines and penalties recovered by the Authority are credited to the Federal Consolidated Fund, ensuring proper management and utilization of these funds.
  135. Question: What are the consequences of tampering with identity cards issued under the Ordinance? Answer: Tampering with identity cards is punishable with rigorous imprisonment for up to five years, a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand rupees, or both.
  136. Question: How does the Ordinance ensure the effective functioning of the National Data Warehouse? Answer: The Authority is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and continuously updating the National Data Warehouse, ensuring data integrity, security, and accessibility.
  137. Question: What is the penalty for failing to report a lost identity card? Answer: Failing to report a lost identity card within thirty days without reasonable cause can result in rigorous imprisonment for up to six months, a fine not exceeding fifty thousand rupees, or both.
  138. Question: How does the Ordinance impact the legal status of employees transferred from the National Registration Organization to the Authority? Answer: Employees transferred from the National Registration Organization to the Authority retain their terms and conditions, rights, and privileges as before, and are deemed appointed under the Ordinance without entitlement to additional compensation for the transfer.
  139. Question: What actions must be taken if a person opts not to transfer to the service of the Authority? Answer: Persons opting not to transfer to the Authority’s service are provided suitable posting elsewhere within six months, and if they decline, their service is terminated with compensation as per the Ordinance.
  140. Question: How does the Ordinance ensure the accuracy of the National Data Warehouse? Answer: The Authority ensures the accuracy of the National Data Warehouse by managing and coordinating the continuous flow of inputs from various data sources and maintaining standards for data quality.
  141. Question: What are the consequences for failing to apply for a National Identity Card upon reaching the age of eighteen? Answer: Failing to apply for a National Identity Card within ninety days of reaching eighteen years of age without reasonable cause can result in penalties, including imprisonment, fines, or both.
  142. Question: How are the accounts of the Authority maintained and audited? Answer: The Authority maintains complete and accurate books of accounts and causes its accounts to be audited by chartered accountants appointed by the Federal Government in consultation with the Auditor General of Pakistan.
  143. Question: What is the role of the Federal Government in supporting the financial operations of the Authority? Answer: The Federal Government funds the Authority’s operations, including administrative and operational expenses, until the Authority becomes capable of self-funding its functions as notified by the Federal Government.
  144. Question: How does the Ordinance define “National Data Form”? Answer: The National Data Form refers to the form issued by the Planning Commission of the Federal Government during the National Census held in 1998 under the Census Ordinance, 1959.
  145. Question: What happens if a person provides false information during the registration process? Answer: Providing false information during the registration process is punishable with rigorous imprisonment for up to five years, a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand rupees, or both.
  146. Question: How does the Ordinance address the confidentiality of data in the National Data Warehouse? Answer: The Authority ensures confidentiality by prescribing and enforcing regulations for the security, secrecy, and necessary safeguards for protecting data in the National Data Warehouse.
  147. Question: What is the responsibility of the Authority regarding the transfer of employees and assets from the Alien Registration Authority? Answer: The Authority assumes responsibility for employees and assets transferred from the Alien Registration Authority, ensuring continuity of operations and integrating them into its structure.
  148. Question: How does the Ordinance impact existing contracts and agreements made by the National Database Organization? Answer: Existing contracts, agreements, and liabilities of the National Database Organization are deemed to have been made or incurred by the Authority, ensuring their continued validity and effect.
  149. Question: What exemptions are provided to the Authority under the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001? Answer: The Authority is exempt from paying income tax, super tax, and wealth tax on its incomes, profits, or gains for five years from the date of its establishment.
  150. Question: How are surplus funds managed by the Authority? Answer: Surplus funds over actual expenditure, after tax payments, are remitted to the Federal Consolidated Fund, and any deficit is covered by the Federal Government.
  151. Question: What provisions exist for the appointment of Registration Officers by the Authority? Answer: The Authority may appoint Registration Officers, members of its staff, experts, consultants, advisers, and other officers on terms and conditions it deems fit to carry out its purposes.
  152. Question: What actions can the Authority take to ensure compliance with its requests for information from feeder agencies? Answer: The Authority can set reasonable deadlines for compliance with its requests for information, and feeder agencies must ensure timely and complete compliance.
  153. Question: What is the role of the Federal Government in removing difficulties in implementing the Ordinance? Answer: The Federal Government can make necessary orders to remove difficulties in implementing the Ordinance, provided these orders are not inconsistent with the provisions of the Ordinance.
  154. Question: How does the Ordinance address the issue of fines and penalties? Answer: Fines and penalties recovered by the Authority are credited to the Federal Consolidated Fund, ensuring proper management and utilization of these funds.
  155. Question: What are the consequences of tampering with identity cards issued under the Ordinance? Answer: Tampering with identity cards is punishable with rigorous imprisonment for up to five years, a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand rupees, or both.
  156. Question: How does the Ordinance ensure the effective functioning of the National Data Warehouse? Answer: The Authority is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and continuously updating the National Data Warehouse, ensuring data integrity, security, and accessibility.
  157. Question: What is the penalty for failing to report a lost identity card? Answer: Failing to report a lost identity card within thirty days without reasonable cause can result in rigorous imprisonment for up to six months, a fine not exceeding fifty thousand rupees, or both.
  158. Question: How does the Ordinance impact the legal status of employees transferred from the National Registration Organization to the Authority? Answer: Employees transferred from the National Registration Organization to the Authority retain their terms and conditions, rights, and privileges as before, and are deemed appointed under the Ordinance without entitlement to additional compensation for the transfer.
  159. Question: What actions must be taken if a person opts not to transfer to the service of the Authority? Answer: Persons opting not to transfer to the Authority’s service are provided suitable posting elsewhere within six months, and if they decline, their service is terminated with compensation as per the Ordinance.
  160. Question: How does the Ordinance ensure the accuracy of the National Data Warehouse? Answer: The Authority ensures the accuracy of the National Data Warehouse by managing and coordinating the continuous flow of inputs from various data sources and maintaining standards for data quality.
  161. Question: What are the consequences for failing to apply for a National Identity Card upon reaching the age of eighteen? Answer: Failing to apply for a National Identity Card within ninety days of reaching eighteen years of age without reasonable cause can result in penalties, including imprisonment, fines, or both.
  162. Question: How are the accounts of the Authority maintained and audited? Answer: The Authority maintains complete and accurate books of accounts and causes its accounts to be audited by chartered accountants appointed by the Federal Government in consultation with the Auditor General of Pakistan.
  163. Question: What is the role of the Federal Government in supporting the financial operations of the Authority? Answer: The Federal Government funds the Authority’s operations, including administrative and operational expenses, until the Authority becomes capable of self-funding its functions as notified by the Federal Government.
  164. Question: How does the Ordinance define “National Data Form”? Answer: The National Data Form refers to the form issued by the Planning Commission of the Federal Government during the National Census held in 1998 under the Census Ordinance, 1959.
  165. Question: What happens if a person provides false information during the registration process? Answer: Providing false information during the registration process is punishable with rigorous imprisonment for up to five years, a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand rupees, or both.
  166. Question: How does the Ordinance address the confidentiality of data in the National Data Warehouse? Answer: The Authority ensures confidentiality by prescribing and enforcing regulations for the security, secrecy, and necessary safeguards for protecting data in the National Data Warehouse.
  167. Question: What is the responsibility of the Authority regarding the transfer of employees and assets from the Alien Registration Authority? Answer: The Authority assumes responsibility for employees and assets transferred from the Alien Registration Authority, ensuring continuity of operations and integrating them into its structure.
  168. Question: How does the Ordinance impact existing contracts and agreements made by the National Database Organization? Answer: Existing contracts, agreements, and liabilities of the National Database Organization are deemed to have been made or incurred by the Authority, ensuring their continued validity and effect.
  169. Question: What exemptions are provided to the Authority under the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001? Answer: The Authority is exempt from paying income tax, super tax, and wealth tax on its incomes, profits, or gains for five years from the date of its establishment.
  170. Question: How are surplus funds managed by the Authority? Answer: Surplus funds over actual expenditure, after tax payments, are remitted to the Federal Consolidated Fund, and any deficit is covered by the Federal Government.
  171. Question: What provisions exist for the appointment of Registration Officers by the Authority? Answer: The Authority may appoint Registration Officers, members of its staff, experts, consultants, advisers, and other officers on terms and conditions it deems fit to carry out its purposes.
  172. Question: What actions can the Authority take to ensure compliance with its requests for information from feeder agencies? Answer: The Authority can set reasonable deadlines for compliance with its requests for information, and feeder agencies must ensure timely and complete compliance.
  173. Question: What is the role of the Federal Government in removing difficulties in implementing the Ordinance? Answer: The Federal Government can make necessary orders to remove difficulties in implementing the Ordinance, provided these orders are not inconsistent with the provisions of the Ordinance.
  174. Question: How does the Ordinance address the issue of fines and penalties? Answer: Fines and penalties recovered by the Authority are credited to the Federal Consolidated Fund, ensuring proper management and utilization of these funds.
  175. Question: What are the consequences of tampering with identity cards issued under the Ordinance? Answer: Tampering with identity cards is punishable with rigorous imprisonment for up to five years, a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand rupees, or both.
  176. Question: How does the Ordinance ensure the effective functioning of the National Data Warehouse? Answer: The Authority is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and continuously updating the National Data Warehouse, ensuring data integrity, security, and accessibility.
  177. Question: What is the penalty for failing to report a lost identity card? Answer: Failing to report a lost identity card within thirty days without reasonable cause can result in rigorous imprisonment for up to six months, a fine not exceeding fifty thousand rupees, or both.
  178. Question: How does the Ordinance impact the legal status of employees transferred from the National Registration Organization to the Authority? Answer: Employees transferred from the National Registration Organization to the Authority retain their terms and conditions, rights, and privileges as before, and are deemed appointed under the Ordinance without entitlement to additional compensation for the transfer.
  179. Question: What actions must be taken if a person opts not to transfer to the service of the Authority? Answer: Persons opting not to transfer to the Authority’s service are provided suitable posting elsewhere within six months, and if they decline, their service is terminated with compensation as per the Ordinance.
  180. Question: How does the Ordinance ensure the accuracy of the National Data Warehouse? Answer: The Authority ensures the accuracy of the National Data Warehouse by managing and coordinating the continuous flow of inputs from various data sources and maintaining standards for data quality.
  181. Question: What are the consequences for failing to apply for a National Identity Card upon reaching the age of eighteen? Answer: Failing to apply for a National Identity Card within ninety days of reaching eighteen years of age without reasonable cause can result in penalties, including imprisonment, fines, or both.
  182. Question: How are the accounts of the Authority maintained and audited? Answer: The Authority maintains complete and accurate books of accounts and causes its accounts to be audited by chartered accountants appointed by the Federal Government in consultation with the Auditor General of Pakistan.
  183. Question: What is the role of the Federal Government in supporting the financial operations of the Authority? Answer: The Federal Government funds the Authority’s operations, including administrative and operational expenses, until the Authority becomes capable of self-funding its functions as notified by the Federal Government.
  184. Question: How does the Ordinance define “National Data Form”? Answer: The National Data Form refers to the form issued by the Planning Commission of the Federal Government during the National Census held in 1998 under the Census Ordinance, 1959.
  185. Question: What happens if a person provides false information during the registration process? Answer: Providing false information during the registration process is punishable with rigorous imprisonment for up to five years, a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand rupees, or both.
  186. Question: How does the Ordinance address the confidentiality of data in the National Data Warehouse? Answer: The Authority ensures confidentiality by prescribing and enforcing regulations for the security, secrecy, and necessary safeguards for protecting data in the National Data Warehouse.
  187. Question: What is the responsibility of the Authority regarding the transfer of employees and assets from the Alien Registration Authority? Answer: The Authority assumes responsibility for employees and assets transferred from the Alien Registration Authority, ensuring continuity of operations and integrating them into its structure.
  188. Question: How does the Ordinance impact existing contracts and agreements made by the National Database Organization? Answer: Existing contracts, agreements, and liabilities of the National Database Organization are deemed to have been made or incurred by the Authority, ensuring their continued validity and effect.
  189. Question: What exemptions are provided to the Authority under the Income Tax Ordinance, 2001? Answer: The Authority is exempt from paying income tax, super tax, and wealth tax on its incomes, profits, or gains for five years from the date of its establishment.
  190. Question: How are surplus funds managed by the Authority? Answer: Surplus funds over actual expenditure, after tax payments, are remitted to the Federal Consolidated Fund, and any deficit is covered by the Federal Government.
  191. Question: What provisions exist for the appointment of Registration Officers by the Authority? Answer: The Authority may appoint Registration Officers, members of its staff, experts, consultants, advisers, and other officers on terms and conditions it deems fit to carry out its purposes.
  192. Question: What actions can the Authority take to ensure compliance with its requests for information from feeder agencies? Answer: The Authority can set reasonable deadlines for compliance with its requests for information, and feeder agencies must ensure timely and complete compliance.
  193. Question: What is the role of the Federal Government in removing difficulties in implementing the Ordinance? Answer: The Federal Government can make necessary orders to remove difficulties in implementing the Ordinance, provided these orders are not inconsistent with the provisions of the Ordinance.
  194. Question: How does the Ordinance address the issue of fines and penalties? Answer: Fines and penalties recovered by the Authority are credited to the Federal Consolidated Fund, ensuring proper management and utilization of these funds.
  195. Question: What are the consequences of tampering with identity cards issued under the Ordinance? Answer: Tampering with identity cards is punishable with rigorous imprisonment for up to five years, a fine not exceeding one hundred thousand rupees, or both.
  196. Question: How does the Ordinance ensure the effective functioning of the National Data Warehouse? Answer: The Authority is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and continuously updating the National Data Warehouse, ensuring data integrity, security, and accessibility.
  197. Question: What is the penalty for failing to report a lost identity card? Answer: Failing to report a lost identity card within thirty days without reasonable cause can result in rigorous imprisonment for up to six months, a fine not exceeding fifty thousand rupees, or both.

  

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