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Marriage registration

January 11, 2017

I GOT married in September 2016 in my native city Hyderabad. After Nikkah, I, like any dutiful citizen, immediately opted to get registered by Nadra and acquire a new CNIC for myself and my wife.

The representative at Nadra told us that a document was required from the union council. I approached the UC-1 office in Hyderabad. To my surprise I found it locked. One day I found it open. The UC office informed me that it did not receive papers from Nadra owing to issues with the local government authority/power and the service had been suspended.

UC-1 office representatives say that people visit the office and were even ready to pay extra amount but there was nothing they could do to help. Since then I have not been able to get registered with Nadra.

The authority concerned must resolve the matter as registering one’s marriage is important.

Name withheld on request


Published in Dawn January 11th, 2017