IN THIS POST
– NADRA e-Sahulat services
– How to pay your bills via e-Sahulat
– Domestic remittance via e-Sahulat
– How to donate via e-Sahulat
– How to submit fees via e-Sahulat
– e-Sahulat verification & registration
– e-Sahulat kiosks
– e-Sahulat land records facility
– e-Sahulat franchise
– e-Sahulat offices
Googling “what is e-Sahulat, how to pay e-Sahulat online or NADRA e-Sahulat online apply?” Well, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In 2008, the National Database and Registration Authority or NADRA launched an e-commerce platform called NADRA e-Sahulat that allowed customers across Pakistan to perform various electronic transactions, such as paying their utility bills and transferring money, by visiting their nearest e-Sahulat franchise.
The NADRA e-Sahulat portal was designed to enhance services-outreach for all the citizens, particularly those living in underprivileged areas. Now, the e-Sahulat network boasts more than 12,000 active franchises and is considered the largest single billing aggregator in the country. It is also responsible for the biometric verification and disbursement of Government to People payments, such as pension and Zakat, among other services.
Let’s find out more about the social arm of NADRA and how it facilitates the citizens of Pakistan.
NADRA e-Sahulat Products and Services
Here is the list of services provided by NADRA e-Sahulat in Pakistan:
- Utility Bill Payment
- Money Transfer – Domestic Remittance
- Zakat and Pension Disbursement
- Citizen Verification
- Micro Finance Loan Collection
- Student Fee Collection
- Donation Collection
- Pak-ID CNIC Fee Collection
- Mobile Load
- e-PINs of All Telcos
How to Pay Your Bills through NADRA e-Sahulat?
NADRA e-Sahulat has made paying utility bills much more convenient.
Consumers of all the electric distribution companies under WAPDA, Karachi Electric, Sui Gas Companies, Telecom Operators and Water and Sanitation Boards can now pay their dues by visiting their nearest e-Sahulat franchise at any time of the day throughout the week.
Here is a step-by-step process for paying bills through e-Sahulat:
Step 1: Visit your nearest e-Sahulat franchise with your utility bill and the due cash amount.
Step 2: Provide your consumer number or bill reference number to the e-Sahulat franchise to retrieve billing information.
Step 3: Verify the retrieved information, most importantly the bill number and due amount.
Step 4: If everything seems fine, make the payment and receive your receipt.
How to Transfer Money through NADRA e-Sahulat
You can now send money to family, friends or loved ones anywhere in Pakistan without any hassle through e-Sahulat Branchless Banking.
NADRA e-Sahulat has signed an agreement with HBL and JazzCash, which allows customers to send and receive the money within the country (domestic remittance) in a secure, convenient and efficient way.
How to Send Money through e-Sahulat Branchless Banking
Step 1: Visit your nearest e-Sahulat franchise with your valid Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) and its photocopy. Expired CNICs cannot be used for domestic remittance.
Step 2: Provide the recipient’s valid NADRA CNIC number
Step 3: Provide your and recipient’s cell phone number
Step 4: Once the money is given to, both the sender and receiver will receive confirmation SMS messages containing the transaction ID
Step 5: The e-Sahulat system will generate a 5-digit code and send it directly to the receiver’s mobile number
How to Receive Money through e-Sahulat Branchless Banking
Step 1: Visit any e-Sahulat franchise with your valid CNIC and its photocopy.
Step 2: Provide the Transaction ID and the 5-digit code communicated by the sender
How to Donate through NADRA e-Sahulat
NADRA e-Sahulat also offers a donation collection service that makes sure your money reaches different organizations through a secure channel.
These are the non-profit and non-government organizations you can donate to using the e-Sahulat network:
- Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital (SKMCH)
- Sahara For Life Trust (SAHARA)
- Shifa Foundation
- Shalimar (Business Trust Hospital)
Here’s how you can donate money through NADRA e-Sahulat:
Step 1: Visit any e-Sahulat franchise in Pakistan and ask them to send a donation to any of the above-mentioned organizations
Step 2: Pay the amount and receive a receipt to confirm your payment
How to Submit Fees through NADRA e-Sahulat
If you are a student at the Virtual University of Pakistan, you can use the e-Sahulat network to pay your fee by visiting your nearest e-Sahulat franchise.
Here is the complete process to submit university fees through the e-Sahulat service.
Step 1: Bring your fee voucher to any e-Sahulat outlet in Pakistan
Step 2: Provide your reference or voucher number to the franchisee in order to retrieve the free information
Step 3: Once you verify the fee information, submit the amount to the franchisee
Step 4: After your fee is paid successfully, you will receive a payment receipt to confirm the transaction.
Furthermore, if you have applied for a new CNIC or a NICOP through NADRA’s online Pak Identity system, you can use the e-Sahulat network to pay the ID issuance fee. All e-Sahulat franchises in Pakistan are equipped to collect the fee through Biometric and Tracking ID of the citizen who has applied for the new card.
You can also contact NADRA helpline for more information.
NADRA Helpline Number: 051 111 786 100
Our comprehensive guide on how to apply for NICOP might also help you out.
NADRA e-Sahulat Verification and Registration
The e-Sahulat platform also offers citizens the NADRA CNIC verification, which allows people to verify the particulars of another citizen’s CNIC before making any monetary transactions or signing any business agreements. This facility aims to ensure a safe and secure ownership transfer, purchase of vehicle, business and sales transactions and employee recruitment among others.
Moreover, NADRA also provides registration services at its e-Sahulat franchises for various government initiatives, such as the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme.
What are NADRA e-Sahulat Kiosks?
NADRA e-Sahulat kiosks are small outlets that have been installed at public places in major cities under its widespread franchise network. These kiosks have a secure connection to the NADRA database, which allows citizens to manage their utility bills and other transactions online.
NADRA e-Sahulat Land Records Provision Facility
In order to reduce the workload on the Arazi Record Centres (ARCs) in the province, the Punjab Land Record Authority has signed an agreement with NADRA to issue Fard – the document that indicates proof of property ownership. You can check out our real estate glossary to learn more about the term.
Property owners in the province can visit any of the designated e-Sahulat Centres in Punjab and pay only PKR 100 in fee to retrieve the Fard within five minutes.
NADRA e-Sahulat Franchise
The National Database and Registration Authority also offers franchising opportunities to both small business owners and corporate clients.
How to Apply Online for e-Sahulat Franchise
Step 1: Visit the official NADRA e-Sahulat portal
Step 2: Hover over ‘Franchise’ in the top navigation menu
Step 3: Click on ‘Apply Online’ from the drop-down menu
Step 4: Fill the online form by entering your personal details, business information and two references in the relevant fields
Step 5: Submit your online application
You can also submit your request manually by downloading the franchise application form from the NADRA e-Sahulat website or obtain one from a nearby regional office.
Once your application is received, the officials from NADRA will conduct a site survey of your business location and verify your details before enrolling you as a franchisee.
Eligibility Criteria to Apply for e-Sahulat Franchise
- A valid CNIC
- A running business
- Must not be a bank defaulter
- No police history
For more information, feel free to contact the NADRA e-Sahulat helpline.
NADRA e-Sahulat helpline number: 051-90391757, 051-90392100
NADRA e-Sahulat Offices
Head Office: NADRA e-Sahulat Islamabad
Address: Mauve Area, Plot 30, G-10/4, Islamabad.
Timings: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
NADRA e-Sahulat Regional Offices
|NADRA e-Sahulat Lahore||73, Trade Centre, M.A Johar Town, Lahore||042-99232851-52|
|NADRA e-Sahulat Karachi||1st Floor, SB-KDA Scheme 1, Stadium Road, Karachi||021-34939209|
|NADRA e-Sahulat Quetta||New Zarghoon Road, Quetta||081-9211736|
|NADRA e-Sahulat Peshawar||EOBI Building, Plot # 31, Sector B-1, Phase-5, Hayatabad, Peshawar||091-9217046|
|NADRA e-Sahulat Multan||9W, New Multan Road, Multan||061-9330213, 061-9330214|
|NADRA e-Sahulat Sukkur||89-A, Sindhi Housing Society, Airport Road, Sukkur||071-5630955|
|NADRA e-Sahulat Sargodha||6 Gulshan Avenue Link, PAF Road, Sargodha.||051-90392454, 051-8502454|
|NADRA e-Sahulat Faisalabad||Millat Chowk, Aziz Fatima Hospital Road, Faisalabad||041-9239183|
|NADRA e-Sahulat Gujranwala||Sui Gas Chowk, Near Haris Medical Complex, Jinnah Road, Gujranwala||055-9239194|
Please note that NADRA e-Sahulat app is also available for download on Google Play Store.
It is also important to mention that all information mentioned in this guide has been retrieved from the official NADRA e-Sahulat website and is subject to change at the discretion of the National Database and Registration Authority.
However, we will update the blog as needed, so make sure to check back frequently.
Meanwhile, you can take a look at our in-depth tutorial on how to apply for NADRA Family Registration Certificate in Pakistan. You can also read about how to apply for a passport and how to check property records online on Zameen Blog – the top real estate blog in Pakistan.
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