There’s more about you in your CNIC number than you know
Similarly, the digit ‘2’ represents Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), ‘3’ Punjab, ‘4’ Sindh, ‘5’ Balochistan ‘6’ Islamabad Capital Territory and 7′ means that the cardholder is from Gilgit-Baltistan.


The very first of the five digits represents a cardholder’s province. Anyone whose CNIC number starts with the digit ‘1’ shows that they belong to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P).
Similarly, the digit ‘2’ represents Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata), ‘3’ Punjab, ‘4’ Sindh, ‘5’ Balochistan ‘6’ Islamabad Capital Territory and 7′ means that the cardholder is from Gilgit-Baltistan.


The second digit of the five digits represents the division, third represents the district, fourth the tehsil and the fifth and the last one shows the union counsel in which the cardholder resides.
Male cardholders are awarded odd numbers like 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 while the females are issued even numbers.


Nadra issues CNIC numbers to the members of the transgender community according to whether they identify themselves as women or men, allocating them even or odd numbers respectively.

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