NADRA enhances services in UAE to help Pakistanis
ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Pakistan to UAE Jamil Ahmed Khan called on Chairman NADRA on Wednesday at Headquarters NADRA.
The purpose of the visit was to thank Chairman NADRA for setting up new counselor section in UAE that is facilitating overseas Pakistani community. During the meeting several other issues related to Pakistani Community were also discussed and both parties agreed to work closely for the betterment of Pakistani community.
As part of continuous efforts made by the Embassy of UAE, the enhanced facilities of NADRA were introduced to facilitate Pakistani community.
It may be recalled that President of Pakistan had directed the Pakistani government to expedite the provision of all type of facilities to Pakistani expatriates in the UAE.
Ambassador to UAE said NADRA’s enhanced service structure would expedite the NICOP (National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis) issuance process and would help over 1.3 million Pakistani living in UAE.
“NADRA has been vigorously working to solve the problems of Pakistani community living in UAE and fulfill their needs of registration. So far NADRA has issued about 399,445 NICOPs to Pakistani citizens living in UAE”. Chairman NADRA Ali Arshad Hakeem stated this while meeting with Ambassador of Pakistan to UAE
Chairman NADRA said NADRA mobile registration units are also working in close collaboration with Pakistan embassy in UAE facilitating the people while induction of NADRA female staff and double shift duty of NADRA employees have been very successful in resolving problems of Pakistani community.
Chairman NADRA said Pakistani community in UAE represents Pakistan and “NADRA understands their problems and has been in consultation with UAE embassy to solve their problems and facilitate them on a priority basis. The authority will ensure progress and speedy delivery of NICOPs to them.”
Chairman NADRA also apprised the ambassador about multipurpose smart NICOP for overseas Pakistanis, which is aimed to bring revolutionary changes while incorporating a number of programmes and services like remittances and health insurance etc.
Source: Daily Times