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NADRA extends timings of executive centres

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KARACHI: DG National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) Sindh Brig (retyd) Zahid Hussain has ordered to extend timings of NADRA executives centres till 9 pm to facilitate the masses for the registration of computerised national identity cards. As per the DG instructions six executive centers including Awami Markaz, Shahra-e-Quaideen, Clifton Khayan-e-Ittehad, Jouhar Chowrangi and Five […]

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ECP tests biometric system for voter verification

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PESHAWAR: The Election Commission of Pakistan with the support of the National Database and Registration Authority on Saturday tested biometric system for voter verification by holding mock polling in two local councils of Peshawar district. The mock elections were held in four poling stations, including two for men and two for women, where eight polling […]

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NADRA stopped from verifying NA 118 voters’ thumb impressions

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LAHORE: A division bench of the Lahore High Court on Wednesday stopped National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) from verifying NA 118 voters through thumb impressions. The court suspended the election tribunal’s order which had ordered the NADRA to verify the veracity of voters’ antecedents of the May 11 general elections in that constituency. The bench […]

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E-voting

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The Nadra chairman has announced production of an electronic machine for voting in the elections. In a country that is 30 percent literate, the introduction of such machines will complicate matters and generate further controversies. Furthermore, will the Election Commission of Pakistan be able to provide uninterrupted power supply to polling stations when our electricity […]

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Nadra to be under ECP control for three months: Nisar

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ISLAMABAD: In order to complete the process of verifying thumb impressions of voters in a transparent manner, the government has decided to place the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) under the administrative control of the Election Commission of Pakistan for three months. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said at a press conference on […]

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Nadra develops electronic voting machine

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ISLAMABAD: In the wake of ongoing thumb print verification controversy, National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has taken proactive initiative by developing electronic voting machine (EVM) solution proposed to be placed on all polling stations across the country. The Nadra claims that the system aims at ensuring transparency and rigging-free elections because each voter will […]

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Illegal SIMs: some suggestions

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A SIGNIFICANT contributor to the law and order situation in the country has been the unaccountable SIMs which are then used either to coordinate acts of terrorism or criminal activities, as well as in some extreme cases to detonate bombs. Owing to the absence of a regime where SIMs could be associated with the person […]

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Biometric SIM verification system to be launched

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LAHORE: All cellular companies are planning to launch biometric SIM verification system in Lahore and elsewhere. The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has given the deadline of Dec 20 to all operators to introduce the biometric system in the country, except Karachi. For Karachi, the deadline is Nov 30. All the five operators have made arrangements to […]

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Fresh contract in the bag: NADRA expands global footprint

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ISLAMABAD: By successfully executing identification related projects in a number of developing countries, National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has broken the international monopoly once enjoyed by Western companies. Just recently, it won the first phase of the Sri Lankan government’s identity cards project, through open bidding. This, in itself, is a milestone, and the […]

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Nadra wins Sri Lanka ID Card project

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ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has won the Sri Lanka ID Card project. Various international IT firms participated in this international competitive bidding process. The mega project shall involve data collection of all eligible citizens’ biometric, biographic and digitization of the same, thus transforming it into a National Persons Registry . This […]

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Litigation has already cost Rs45m, says Nadra

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ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) on Tuesday claimed that litigation in the smart national identity card project had so far cost the authority Rs45 million, and the public would face inconvenience if the case was not decided soon. The application was filed before a division bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) […]

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NADRA plans to facilitate e-voting in next elections

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Islamabad: The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has planned to facilitate e-voting and interactive electronic thumb-voting in the next general elections, sources in Nadra said. The Nadra has issued over two million Smart Cards during last ten months, adding that the Nadra continues to process Smart Cards without any break. Sources in Nadra disclosed […]

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Cellular companies to install biometric devices by Aug 2014

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ISLAMABAD: The cellular mobile operators will install biometric devices all across the country by August 15 to check issuance of SIMs to persons using fake identity. According to official sources, the timeline for deployment of biometric devices was decided at the meeting of Joint Working Group constituted by Ministry of Interior. The Group comprised representatives […]

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Implementation of biometric sim verification system delayed

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LAHORE: Implementation of the biometric sim verification system has been delayed, as the government has failed to complete the first phase of the project on time, sources said. According to the plan, government departments, including, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, Ministry of Information and Technology, National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) and the Ministry of Interior will […]

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