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NADRA to Convert CNIC Cards into Digital Wallets

NADRA to Convert CNIC Cards into Digital Wallets

LAHORE: As part of the government’s Digital Pakistan vision, the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) is trying to turn computerized national identity cards into digital wallets, with an upgrade to an existing app expected later this year.

“To bring this goal to life, we’ve released the ‘Pak Identification’ mobile app as a major component of digital ID, allowing applicants for national identity cards to apply online.” In an exclusive interview with Dawn, NADRA CEO Tariq Malik stated, “The software enables collect biometric fingerprints, face recognition, and scan papers needed for processing a person’s ID card using cellphones, without having to visit a NADRA office or embassy.”

Explaining the features of digital wallet, the NADRA chairman said it would be a unique digital ID. “This innovation will revolutionize the national ID eco-system in Pakistan by ensuring public convenience, and is a leap forward putting an end to the conventional physical ID,” he said.

“The digital dividends of such technology innovation will yield positive results in contactless banking, financial inclusion, ease of doing business and e-governance initiatives by offering remote identification and e-KYC (electronic know your customer),” he added.

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