NADRA launches Smart Home Remittance Programme
KARACHI: The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) announced the formal launch of National Cash Remittance Programme to facilitate overseas Pakistanis in disbursing foreign remittances/cash to their loved ones back home.
According to a press release, the citizens of Pakistan now have at their disposal more than 117 NADRA Registration Centres designated so far all over Pakistan from which they can receive foreign remittance sent by their relatives living abroad.
Launching ceremony of the joint venture between NADRA and H and H Exchange Co was held at NADRA Headquarters. This project will enable NADRA centers to process inward home remittances from abroad for the general public using smart national identity cards.
NADRA has successful deployed infrastructure across the designated registration centres for facilitating the citizens of Pakistan in receiving funds in a safe and timely manner. ID card is no more just an identity document, it is about entitlements, said Chairman NADRA Tariq Malik while promising NADRA intends to roll out citizen centric smart e-government programmes.
Foreign remittance is crucial to the sustainability of the nation’s economy, and this significant programme is directly aimed at facilitating and promoting the disbursement of money to Pakistan. We are fulfilling the government’s objective to promote and enhance the outreach to un-banked and less-privileged members of our community, he added.
NADRA has already designed an automated system for financial institutions and telecom operators for branch-less banking with currency transactions of e-Sahulat touch points acting as a hallmark of technological innovation.
Details of designated NADRA Registration Centres will be communicated to the public subsequently through leading print and electronic sources as well as NADRA and H and H Exchange Co’s websites.
NADRA is an eminent public sector organisation, which has built its repute as a sound and dependable entity by undertaking a number of successful projects aimed at empowering the citizens of the country, said Chairman H and H Exchange, Haji Haroon.