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President orders Nadra to remove obstacles in NIC registration

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi has asked Chairman NADRA to come forward with a plan to remove the difficulties in the registration of women and other marginalised segments of society.

Chairman NADRA Usman Mobin on Tuesday briefed the president about the ongoing projects and future initiatives of the organisation.

The president emphasised that national identity card is a basic requirement for claiming any benefits from the government. Therefore, it is important that all citizens including women are made to realise the importance of having registered themselves with NADRA, he added.

He underscored that NADRA and local governments should establish bonafide technical contacts in order to solve succession issues. The president pointed out that NADRA needs to evolve an effective data management strategy for this purpose.

He also directed NADRA to evolve more secure system to check data leaks and strengthen its strategy against hack attacks.

The president further said that a coordinated effort among the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Interior and NADRA is required to formulate a system of online visa services for foreigners intending to visit Pakistan which will facilitate investors and tourists.

He called upon NADRA to continue working on improvement in online voting system and to remove difficulties and bottlenecks. He stressed that NADRA needs to work upon digital identification and verification of voting for the next general elections in 2023.

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