NADRA website down, Showing Database Error, Is it Hacked?

The official website of  NADRA - National Database and Registration Authority ( is down. Its showing database error. None of its URL working. Is it Hacked? 

The official NADRA website is down & showing the error message:

Database Error: Unable to connect to the database:Could not connect to MySQL.

There are multiple reason of the above database error message:

  • Website’s database connection string information is not set correctly.
  • Mysql must have stopped functioning in the server.
  • MySql server is not installed or not working correctly.

Its not clear whether Is it Hacked by a hacker or its kind of a update. But its for sure that site database is deleted or someone changed its config file that is not pointing to the original database and showing database error message.

According to whois details Nameservers of NADRA website point to NADRA server itself and DNS records are working.

About NADRA:

The National Database and Registration Authority, is an independent, autonomous and constitutionally established institution of the Government of Pakistan that performs government databases and statistically manages the sensitive registration database of all the national citizens of the State of Pakistan.

It is responsible for issuing the computerized national identity cards to the citizens of Pakistan, maintaining their sensitive informational upgraded in the government databases, and securing national identities of the citizens of Pakistan from being stolen and theft. It is one of the largest government database institution, employing more than 11,000 people in more than 800 domestic offices and five international offices. It also claims to hold the record for maintaining the largest biometric database of citizens in the world, according to wikipedia.

At the time of writing, NADRA server is not functioning and still down.