Tuesday, July 21, 2015

How to get your CNIC and NICOP Identity Card Online




NADRA has launched Pak-Identity - a new online ID issuance system. You can apply online for CNIC and NICOP and have it delivered to your home address in Pakistan or abroad. Acquiring ID Card through this system is very quick and easy. This system is very helpful for Overseas Pakistanis and Pakistanis living in the country but have very busy life style.

You can apply for new, reprint, renew or modify CNIC and NICOP (Overseas ID Card).

How to Apply Online for ID Card?

You can get you ID Card in following simple steps:
  1. Get registered and apply online at http://id.nadra.gov.pk/ - Click on the green GET STARTED button at the top to start.
  2. Submit your ID Card Fee through Credit Card or at any E-Sahulat Franchise. 
  3. Card will be delivered to your doorstep 
Note: This service is currently in beta version. Hopefully it will be started very soon.

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Get NADRA's CNIC and NICOP Card Online

How to Fill Application Form?

1. Give your personal and relatives’ information.
2. Scan and upload your photograph.
3. Scan and upload the supporting documents.

4. Finger Print Form 
  • Download and print the special Fingerprint Form on A4 page size. 
  • Capture your fingerprints on this form with the help of the Fingerprint Tutorial. 
  • Scan and upload the the fingerprint form. 
  • Scan quality must be a minimum of 600 dpi. 
5. Attester Form
  • If you are applying from Pakistan, download and fill the Attester Form, provide two witness details. 
  • If you are applying from outside Pakistan, each witness must be a valid NICOP holder. 
  • Scan and upload the attester form. 
6. Review the information you provided and sign the declaration.

Processing and Delivery Time

Minimum 7 days required for application processing. 2 days required for local shipping in Pakistan while 5 days for international shipping. This is estimated minimum time required while actual time may vary depending on various factors. Missing documents will result in longer processing time.

How to Track Pak-Identity Application Status?

NADRA will send notifications regarding the processing of your application on the provided mobile number and email address. You will be notified at the following stages of your application: 
  • Pak-Identity Account Registration 
  • Fee Submission 
  • Application Submission 
  • Application Approval/Rejection/Deferral 
  • Card Printing 
  • Card Dispatch 
In addition to the automated updates above, you can also track your application by texting your Application Tracking ID to “8400”, if you are applying from Pakistan. 

Overseas applicants can check the status of their application by logging in with their registered account at the Pak-Identity Website.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

40+ Best Pakistani Life Hacks aka Jugaad




Jugaad or juggarr is a Pakistani term which means life hack or innovative fix. The word Jugaad is commonly used for making things better with available resources and tools which are not meant for it. We Pakistanis are very much innovative in fixing and using things in an unusual way, which was never thought before.

Here are 40+ images which shows best and ultimate Pakistani Jugaad ever.

Jugaad Swimming Pool

Sunday, July 12, 2015

15 Most Delicious Pakistani Desserts




Though Ice Creams, Cakes and Trifles are also delicious but traditional Pakistani have unique taste and grace. Pakistani traditional desserts are delicately appetizing, delightful, yummy, tempting and energy enriched.

Followings are 15 most delicious Pakistani desserts. Some of these are served only in summer season, some are in winter while most of these can be served in any season.

Lab-e-Shireen

Lab-e-Shireen is a milky, fruity and nutty delicious dessert.
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Lab-e-Shireen
         

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

How to Use WhatsApp on PC or Laptop in 4 Easy Steps




Mobile’s most popular messaging service WhatsApp is now also accessible on computer and laptop. WhatsApp has recently launched WhatsApp Web users who want to use it on computers. You neither need to install any program or software on your PC, nor to register for any separate account. You can simply access the same account on two different devices. Your existing WhatsApp account along with all messages will be available on your computer. You can see, send and receive messages from your desktop browser. The messages you send and receive are fully synced between your phone and your computer. 

WhatsApp Web is currently available only for Android, Windows Phone 8.0 and 8.1, Nokia S60, Nokia S40 Single SIM EVO, BlackBerry and BB10 smart phones.



You can use WhatsApp on your PC or Laptop, If you have an active WhatsApp account on your phone, latest version of WhatsApp, a stable internet connection on both your and computer; and latest version of Chrome, Firefox, Opera or Safari as your web browser.

Step by Step Guide

To get started with WhatsApp on desktop or laptop computer;
  • Visit web.whatsapp.com on your computer.
  • Open WhatsApp on your phone 
  • Go to WhatsApp Web in the Menu.
  • Use your mobile phone to scan the QR Code on your computer.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

State Bank announced Issuance of New Currency Notes on Eid via SMS




State Bank of Pakistan has decided provision of fresh bank notes via SMS Short Code 8877. This service is launched in collaboration of Pakistan Bank Association. This service will become functional from 20th Ramzan ul Mubarik (08 July 2015). 

Write your CNIC Number and Code Number of your selected bank branch and send it to 8877. You will receive Transaction Number and Bank Branch Address on your mobile phone via SMS. You can get one packet of each 10, 20 and 50 notes; and Rs.100 notes are subject to the availability of the notes. You can get fresh notes just by showing transaction code, your original CNIC and by paying amount to the selected bank branch.

List of 150 selected banks along with Branch Code and Address is available on SBP website at following address:
http://sbp.org.pk/BankNotes/Bank-Branches-FreshNote-Issuance-Mobile-SMS-2015.pdf
This service is initially available only on 150 bank branches of 28 cities and may be extended to other cities by SBP. SMS charges are Rs.2 + tax.



Saturday, June 13, 2015

40+ Beautiful Places You Wouldn't Believe are in Pakistan




Pakistan is rich in exotic and beautiful places for tourism. It is a country which have all four seasons and also full of naturally beautiful places; lakes, mountains, beaches, glaciers, water falls, rivers, canals, valleys, deserts, forests, lush green plains.... There are only few countries in the world which have all these seasons and colors and with the grace of Almighty Allah, Pakistan is blessed with all these.

In Pakistan there are a number of world's most beautiful places, at first glance you will not believe that these places are in Pakistan. You might think that it is a scene of somewhere in Europe, a scene from a Hollywood movie or computer generated graphics but these all photos are of real places are in Pakistan.

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Most Beautiful Places in Pakistan

Aansoo Lake

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Astore Gilgit

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Baltistan

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Banjosa Lake

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Batakundi

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Biafo Glacier, KaraKoram Range, Gilgit Baltistan

biafo-glacier

Chapursan Valley

chapursan-valley

Chitta Khata Lake

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Dudipastar Lake

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Fairy Meadows

fairy-meadows

Fizza Ghat Swat

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Gashebrum Glacier,  Karakoram, Gilgit Baltistan

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Gawadar Port

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Gilgit Baltistan

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Glacier river Baltoro Glacier Concordia

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Hanna Lake

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Hilan Bagh

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Hunza Valley

Hunza is a mountainous valley in the Gilgit Baltistan, It was formerly a princely state. The Hunza valley is situated north-west of the Hunza River, at an elevation of around 2,500 meters.

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K-2

K-2

K-2

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Kachura Lake

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Kalam Valley, Swat

Kalam is known for splendid waterfalls, lakes and lush green hills. It is situated along the Swat River in Swat Valley, at a 270 km drive from Islamabad.

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Khurdopin Pass

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Lake Saiful Maluk

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Lalazar Lake

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Malamjabba Swat

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Matteo Zanga - Nanga Parbat

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Nathiagali

Nathia Gali is a mountain resort town or hill station in Hazara, KPK. It is situated 34 km away from both Murree and Abbottabad.

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Neelum Valley

Neelam Valley is a 144 km long bow-shaped valley in Muzaffarabad (The Capital of Azad Kashmir).
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Paras Valley Naran

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Payee Shogran

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Rakaposhi

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Rawlakot AJK

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Shangrila

shangrila

Skardu

skardu

Soumyani Beach

soumyani-beach

Thar Desert

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Utor Valley

utor-valley

Wall of Sindh, Ranikot 

It is another wall like China Wall but world don't know about it. It is almost 35km wall around mountains. It was built almost in the same era when China wall was built..
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Yazghil Sar

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Ziarat

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Friday, June 5, 2015

Islamabad-Rawalpindi Metro Route, Stations and Ticketing Details




Metro Bus Service has been started from today in Islamabad-Rawalpindi twin cities. It is the second metro bus service in Pakistan. Lahore Metro is already running since 2013. Government has also plans for Metro Bus Services in Faisalabad, Multan, Karachi and Peshawar. 

Ticketing booths, escalators, platform screen, toilets, doors turnstiles for automatic fare collection and all other facilities for passenger convenience are provided at all stations. Free WiFi is also available at all Metro stations and in the buses.

Islamabad Metro has 68 buses in its fleet.

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Islamabad Metro Bus Service

Islamabad-Rawalpindi Metro Bus Stations

There are 14 stations in Islamabad and 10 stations in Rawalpindi. Stations in Rawalpindi are Saddar, Marrir Chowk, Liaqat Bagh, Committee Chowk, Waris Khan, Hospital/ Chandani Chowk, Rehmanabad, 6th Road, Shamsabad and Faizabad. Stations in Islamabad are IJP Road, Pothohar Road, Khyaban-e-Johar, Faiz Ahmed Faiz Road, Kashmir Highway, Chamman Road, Ibn-e-Sina Road, Katchehri Station, Centaurus, Saudi Pak Tower, 7th Avenue, Shaheed-e-Millat Road, Parade Ground and Secretariat. 

Islamabad-Rawalpindi Metro Bus Route

Total length of the route is 24km. Here is an interactive Metro Bus Route


How to Buy and Use Tokens/ Cards?

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How to Buy Metro Bus Smart Card

Single-ride tokens are for single journey and can be bought from the ticketing booth at Metro Stations. RFID based Metro Cards can also be bought from the stations by paying a security deposit of Rs. 133. You can load money in this smart card. 
To know more details about Metro Smart Cards, you can visit following link
Metro Bus Smart Card