Letter to NADRA
How to get Special
NADRA I.D Card?
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Honourable Mr. Chairman,
National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA)
Government of Pakistan
had decided for the
"Issuance of Special Cards'
to disabled persons (now "Persons with Disabilities") in its meeting held on 5th
April, 2000. It's clearly declared that these cards would be issued
by your authority - NADRA. (The synopsis is duly quoted hereunder for
your kind perusal, while the
manuscript may be read here).
1. Why "Special Cards" has not been adopted and implemented so
2. What restrictions and/or hurdles you are facing in issuance of
3. Is there any changes in the policy?
(12.29% of total population) "Persons with Disabilities" in Pakistan
are still depriving from their basic rights. There are many troubles
and difficulties confronted by them while performing their daily
routines. It's further indicated; 90% "Persons with Disabilities" are unemployed
in Pakistan.You are hereby requested to play a beneficial role in
this behalf to deal with the basic rights of "Persons with
promote their dignity by providing "Special Cards" to them without
late. So they might be able to obtain certain facilities promised by
the Government of Pakistan
A perception to automatically issuance of
"Special Cards" to the NCRDP certificate holders would be more
approachable and appreciated on compassionate grounds.
Issuance of Special Cards:
Cabinet has decided very kindly for issuance of Special Cards to
disabled persons entitling them to avail facilities in its meeting
held on 5th April, 2000. NCRDP has communicated the decisions to
four PCRDPs, SAFRAN and NADRA. A meeting of Executive Committee of
NCRDP was held on one point agenda i.e. issuance of Special Cards.
Which were circulated amongst members including NADRA. NCRDP has
responded NADRA s queries regarding modalities for issuance of
Special Cards, Data Base form and design of cards.
Recently a meeting was held on 9th June, 2001 in the office of
Project Officer, NADRA regarding issuance of Special Cards to
disabled persons to avail concessional facilities in air fare and
Railway etc and other certain facilities approved by the Cabinet. In
this meeting National Data Base and Registration Authority (NADRA)
has asked to provided information to be printed on the back side of
cards so that the card holder could avail facility. The following
are to be printed on the card in short form and the same has been
conveyed to NADRA on 20th June, 2001:-
- Free medical treatment in Government Hospitals
- Free supporting aids, i.e. wheel chair, tri cycle, hearing aid
- Free education except professional education i.e. Engineering and
- Allocation of 2% seats in all professional & technical
institutions (except Engineering and Medicine).
- Fare concession in PIA & Pakistan Railways.
I proposed, NADRA print the "International
Symbol of Access"
on each Passport issued to
a person, using wheelchair or
a different colour binding maybe be imposed for identification.
wheelchair emblem adopted by the UNO
Hoping for an early response at your end and
With Blessings & Regards!
Muhammad Ajmal Beig Naz
Voice of Specials, Lahore.
* according to WHO
Our Voice is Answered:
We are thankful to concerned
Government Authorities who approved the Rights of the PWDs and
instructed NADRA to start issuing "Special Computerized Cards" to
PWDs which carries Universal Logo of Disabled. These cards are being
issued Free of Cost to the persons bearing NCRDP
Certificate stamp which reads
"Verified As Disabled".
How to get Special NADRA
To get special NADRA card for disabled person, you are directed to
(1) Ordinary NADRA I.D
(2) NCRDP Certificate.
Registration with NCRDP will enable you to fight for government
service under 2% disabled quota and other special facilities
promised by the government. NCRDP Certification is a procedure to
appear against the medical assessment board to get official
verification whether you are "Disabled" or not. The medical
assessment boards are usually worked in district hospitals of your
city. In Lahore; Services Hospital is fulfilling this service. (please verify
the hospital in your city) According to your certain type of
disability, the Medical Assessment Board will examine and recommend
a suitable job for you with or without vocational training and/or appropriate
treatment for your rehabilitation (if required).
Normally, the registration form can be obtained from Department of
Psychiatric Treatment for Children, Services Hospital, Lahore (please verify the location in your
city). The filled form can be deposited at the same desk only on
Mondays and Tuesdays. The Medical Assessment Board usually meets
every Thursday. If you are
qualified As Verified Disabled, a proper
certificate will be issued to you within 2-3 days.
After getting NCRDP Certificate, you can apply for the Special NADRA Card
for Free. Simply go to NADRA
office with (1) Your original
ordinary NADRA I.D Card (2) Your
original NCRDP Certificate (with photo copy). After successfully
completing this procedure, you will get your Special NADRA Card
within a week or so. The new card will have the same number as your
ordinary NADRA I.D Card.
To know what facilities are currently promised by the Government of
Pakistan, click this link