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Nadra increases registration in Balochistan by 35 percent: Tariq

KARACHI: “Nadra is paying special attention to Balochistan on the directive of President Asif Ali Zardari and has increased its registration in Baluchistan by 35 percent during the last two years to enable them to get benefits from various facilities and support schemes like BISP.”

This was stated by Deputy Chairman Nadra, Tariq Malik during his visit to Nadra regional headquarter Quetta and local centers. General Manager Nadra Balochistan Muhammad Khalid Alizai and other high-ups of Nadra were also present at the occasion. “I believe that Baluch nationals will play a key role in development of Pakistan so Nadra is making all out efforts to get the adult population in Balochistan registered in minimum time to facilitate them in getting education, health, employment and other facilities,” said Deputy Chairman Nadra.

“Nadra has so far registered 66 percent of the total eligible population of Balochistan and with public co-operation we can soon register total adult population.” He said that Nadra has recently established six Registration Centers in various cities including Dera Bugti, two each in Quetta City, Pishin, Killa Abdullah and Sherani. In addition to these, two female staffed Registration Centers in Quetta and Pishin are registering female applicants only to facilitate women registration in the region.

Nadra has also established 10 Semi mobile units in Ziarat, Mashkhel, Nokundi, Kholu, Dukki and Jafferabad. There are 28 mobile registration vans already working in Balochistan registering scattered population in far-flung areas. Tariq Malik randomly visited Nadra Registration centers without any security even in highly tense areas where the law and order situation is dismal.

He asked for public feedback and listened to the public complaints, which were mostly regarding blocked cards. He convinced the complainants that Nadra needs to do due diligence before issuing ID cards in national interest so that only eligible Pakistanis get registered in the database.

Tariq Malik lauded the efforts of Nadra staff and directed them to further improve the performance and facilitate the citizens as customer care is one of the prime objectives of Nadra. He said that Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) has been introduced in 26 more districts and this success of BISP phase one will pave the way for phase two of BISP.
Source: Business Recorder
Date:2/27/2010