Nadra to ensure safety of CNICs,computers, data in flood-hit areas
Karachi: Employees of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) have done a commendable job and ensured safety of Computerised National Identity Cards (CNICs), computer equipment and data in flood-hit areas of Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, Balochistan, Punjab and other parts of the country. This was stated in a press release issued here from Nadra Headquarters on Thursday.
Deputy Chairman Nadra, Tariq Malik while lauding the earnest efforts of Nadra employees, who were also badly affected in flood-hit areas, said Nadra employees saved official equipment while their own houses were surrounded in flood water.
He said that Nadra offices, centres and installations established in the affected areas had also witnessed a great damage while the impact was being assessed. He said that centres of Nadra in Charsadda, Nowshera, Madain, IIlai, Kohsitan and Auch were completely destroyed while mobile units in Charsadda, Nowshera and Kohistan were totally damaged.
Tariq Malik said that Nadra was all set to augment government efforts and pave the way for transparent and efficient relief efforts. He said that despite being affected, Nadra was preparing on emergency basis to extend and continue its services to the citizens in flood-hit areas with the establishment of relief camps by the government. Once the relief camps were established, Nadra function would immediately start. Nadra would provide free of cost duplicate computerised identity cards to the people in flood-hit areas so that they could get benefits as and when the government launched new schemes, it was stated in a press release.
Pakistan is facing the worst-ever floods of the century which has caused unmeasured loss particularly in Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, Punjab and parts of Balochistan. Reportedly, many of the citizens have lost their CNICs along with other valuables and important documents.
He said that earlier Nadra had successfully assisted the federal government in rehabilitation and disbursement of relief goods and cash among Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Nadra’s past experience would render best outcome of the relief activities for the flood-hit population.
Source: The News