Retain Father’s Name on Your CNIC Even After Getting Married



  • The new initiative from nadra gives Pakistani women the option of always keeping their fathers’ names on their CNICs.
  • As per sources, the initiative has been taken as a step toward women’s empowerment.
  • If they want, they might also choose to mention the names of their spouses.

In a great step forward for women’s empowerment in the country, the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has allowed women in Pakistan to keep their fathers’ names on their computerized national identity cards (CNIC) even after getting married.

According to the details, this ground-breaking measure has been taken to encourage women’s registration in order to empower and preserve their rights.

Earlier this year, while commenting on the initiative Tariq Malik, the chairman of Nadra said that:

“The practice of making women adopt their husband’s name on their CNICs after marriage was an “unofficial policy” made by those tasked with the implementation of policies”

“It’s their choice and not of a man’s,” he added.

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