I had to apply for â€œB Formâ€ of my daughter (B Form is a sort of identification document till you get your National Identification Card). A friend told me about NADRAâ€™s executive office where you can avoid the long lines and get the process done in clean air conditioned offices for a higher fee. Since I didnâ€™t want to waste my whole day waiting in lines at NADRAâ€™s Awami Markaz office, I went the executive office. Big mistake!!
It is near Mohammed Ali Society on the same street where Fiction, Khaadi and Subway are located. I went in there, got the ticket number 7 and they were serving number 4 at that time. I paid Rs500 (regular you can get it done for Rs50) and sat down on the nice clean couches to wait for my turn.
Thatâ€™s when I realized that while there were 5 computer stations, the only employee working on them was the same girl that gave me the coupon and took my money. She was hoping between reception, data retrieval PC, camera and finger prints station, data entry station and then collecting the forms after verification. And as the traffic started pouring in, things soon got out of her control and it was chaos in there.
So a job that shouldâ€™ve taken 5 minutes at the most instead took one and half hour!!! And I paid 10 times for it as well!!! Itâ€™s a nice concept by NADRA, especially the timings, from 9 to 8 at night, but they have to employee more people to handle things properly.