200,000 SNICs issued in four weeks
Karachi: The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has announced it had issued more than 200,000 Smart National Identity Cards (SNICs) in just four weeks.
“SNICs have allowed the government to reach out to the citizens of Pakistan,” a Nadra official said in statement.
“One of the major benefits of this technology, which is fast becoming the authentication standard around the globe, is its ability to store data within a microchip and the robustness to include both public and private sector services,” she added.
For now, SNICs also comes with the provision of accidental death insurance.” The official said Nadra authorities were pleasantly surprised by the response they had received to SNICs.
“Reaching the 200,000 mark has made it clear that the public has adapted well to the change and welcomed this bright transformation in the database management and personal identification methodology.”
According to Nadra, the card has over 36 physical security features and latest encryption codes, making it the safest card in the world. Apart from providing various benefits to the cardholders, SNICs also allow transparency of different functions by the government ensuring strict security and preventing frauds related to identity thefts, which makes it an ideal tool for good governance.
In future, Nadra intends to provide additional features within the existing and new SNICs which will further ease various identification procedures and provide numerous other benefits and services to the cardholders.
The SNIC is envisioned to eventually become a single high-powered documentation that will contain all the data required by the user.
“The innovation of SNIC is in line with and a proof of the wide array of technological leaps made by NADRA within the past few years which have made the organisation one of the leading database management authorities in the world,” the official noted.