January 25, 2013 -
In collaboration with State Life, Nadra has announced the launch of an accidental death insurance program that offers monetary coverage to every new Smart National Identity Card (SNIC) holder for the first two years across the country.
Tariq Malik Chairman of Nadra and Aziz Sidiqui, Chairman of State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan signed the agreement this week at Nadra headquarters in Karachi, Pakistan.
According to a report in the Pakistan Observer, Malik said Nadra has issued over 92.8 million identity cards in Pakistan and started the accidental death insurance program will help government to promote socio economic culture and reach out to those in need.
“Accidental death insurance through SNIC is the scheme to register the applicants for death insurance,” Malik said. “The holder of SNIC will automatically be registered for the accidental death insurance of Rupees One Hundred Thousand (USD $1859.25) for the period of first two years.”
As reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, Nadra announced Pakistan’s roll out of the SNIC program at an International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) exhibition in Montreal.
Incidentally, this was the most-read news story on BiometricUpdate.com last year.
The SNIC is compliant with ICAO and ISO standards, has 36 security features and is claimed to be the most advanced identity document in the world.
It has also been recently reported that Nadra could be missing as many as 3.72 million voters’ biometric information from its system database.