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Nadra begins accepting applications for NPHP

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ISLAMABAD  –   The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) Monday opened its doors to citizens applying for a house under the first phase of the Naya Pakistan Housing Programme (NPHP) initiated by the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf government, DawnNewsTV reported. So far, Nadra is accepting forms at select centres in seven districts: Sukkur, Quetta, Gilgit, Muzaffarabad, Swat, […]

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Off-line biometric voting possible, says Nadra

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ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority’s Chairman Usman Mobeen has said that voting through an off-line biometric system is possible. He informed a sub-committee of the parliamentary panel on electoral reforms, headed by Minister for Science and Technology Zahid Hamid, on Tuesday that verification of voters through the off-line system was possible but a […]

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Transgenders protest arrests

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LAHORE: Hundreds of transgenders staged a protest demonstration in front of the assembly chambers on Saturday. They claimed that they were being harassed by the Social Welfare Department. Earlier, the protesters had gathered at Lahore Press Club. They took out a rally that ended at the assembly, where they held a sit-in. Neeli Rana, the […]

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On media report: Nisar takes notice of fake death certificate

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has taken serious notice of a media report which stated that a candidate for local government (LG) polls – who belongs to Kot Momin, a town in Sargodha district, Punjab – was declared as ‘deceased’ as per the record of the National Database Regulatory Authority (Nadra). Chaudhry Nisar […]

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Sim verification has a silver lining?

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Cellular firms will hate us for saying this, but the impending Sims re-verification process may unlock some opportunities for them. As per government directive, between January 12 and April 14, within next three months, roughly 100 million cellular subscriptions (about 60-70 million individuals, according to informal estimates) would have to be biometrically verified. (For more […]

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Electronic voting machines can be manipulated more easily: ECP

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Iftikhar A. Khan ISLAMABAD: An official of the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) surprised members of the parliamentary committee on electoral reform on Thursday, when he told them that electronic voting machines (EVMs) were just as prone to fraud — if not more so — as traditional polling methods. ECP’s Director General Information Technology Khizar […]

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SIM biometric verification system slows down sale of telecom operators

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KARACHI: Introduction of biometric subscriber identity module (SIM) verification and activation system slowed down the sales of telecom companies. A report suggested after initiation new mandatory SIM sale mechanism by the government on August 1, 2014 all over the country that no any SIM could be activated without verification of National Database and Registration Authority […]

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Biometric system to take six months

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INAMULLAH KHATTAK ISLAMABAD: With Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government seeking local bodies polls by November 15, top officials of Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Tuesday gathered to discuss whether the commission could hold polls in the province in a short time. Official sources told The Nation that the meeting that was attended by members of […]

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Identity theft persists in Pakistan’s biometric era

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To open a bank account in Pakistan, to get a new driver license or passport or to activate a SIM card, you need to present a computerized national identity card. These cards are about more than just proving identity; they are essential to getting on with your day-to-day life. So what happens when you lose […]

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Verification of voters’ thumb impression

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PESHAWAR: An election tribunal on Monday directed Nadra to conduct verification of thumb impression of all the votes cast in provincial assembly constituency of PK-8 before July 24. The tribunal presided over by Shahjee Rehman Khan, had, a few days ago, accepted an application of a losing candidate belonging to Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-F, Asif Iqbal Daudzai, […]

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Sindh to set up biometric checkpoints at entry, exit points

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Karachi: Sindh Home Secretary Niaz Ali Abbasi said on Thursday more biometric check posts would be established at the entry and exit points of the province with the cooperation of the police, Rangers and National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) to stop the infiltration of militants and illegal arms. A policy would be formed with […]

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Inefficient biometric system hampers SIMs’ activation

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KARACHI: National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has failed to manage the Biometric SIM verification system accurately as new and duplicate SIMs’ activation has been drastically dropped by almost 75 percent in Sindh and Balochistan after enforcement of new rule from April 1, 2014, Daily Times has learnt. Recently Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) termed mandatory […]

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Nadra starts renewing Afghan refugee registration cards

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QUETTA: The National Database and Registration Authority launched on Tuesday a countywide project for renewal of Proof of Registration (PoR) cards to 1.6 million Afghan refugees living in Pakistan. Over 260,000 refugees living in Balochistan will be required to get their cards renewed under the project. “Over 260,000 registered afghan refugees living in Balochistan will […]

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New tracking system to be launched soon: Nisar

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Friday said new tracking system will soon be introduced with the collaboration of police, National Database Registration Authority (Nadra) and Pakistan Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (Sparco), which will be initiated from Islamabad as first phase. The interior minister said this while addressing the staff […]

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