Mobilink, Nadra join hands for utility bills' payment solution -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Mobilink, Nadra join hands for utility bills’ payment solution

KARACHI: Mobilink, Pakistan’s market leader in cellular services and a part of Orascom Telecom Holding (OTH) has formally collaborated with Nadra Technologies Ltd to facilitate payment of Utility Bills. This service will be available Free-of-Charge and around the clock. Deputy Chairman Nadra, Tariq Malik and Vice President Marketing Mobilink, Bilal Munir Sheikh inked the agreement to this effect.

Nadra Technologies Ltd (NTL) has undertaken this innovative approach to develop an e-Sahulat billing switch to provide an integrated system response to clients for payment of utility bills through alternate channels like mobiles phones, internet, ATM, bank branches and telcos outlets.

The facility will empower Mobilink retailers to accept and deposit utility bills from all Mobilink and Non-Mobilink customers, even people who do not own a mobile phone can avail this service by walking into a Mobilink retailer’s outlet and depositing their utility bills round the clock, within the due dates.

At the signing ceremony, Tariq Malik, Deputy Chairman Nadra said, “We are pleased to partner with the Mobilink which is the country’s largest cellular family with the most widespread retail and distribution network. Through this service, we are taking the bill payment facility to places where banks haven’t.”

He further emphasised that “e-Sahulat platform is a tip of the iceberg and NTL is in process of transforming this platform into National Smart Service Platform for e-commerce. Through this Smart Service Platform organisations can utilise e-Sahulat touch points for cash in and cash out transactions under branchless regulations issued by State Bank of Pakistan. This arrangement will help commercial banks and Telecom operators to extend branchless banking concept through e-Sahulat without raising any infrastructure thereby saving capital and operational cost.”
Source: Business Recorder