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G-5/2, Islamabad,
44000, Pakistan


Website: nadra.gov.pk

National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) has gained international recognition for its success in providing solutions for identification, e-governance and secure documents that deliver multi-pronged goals of mitigating identity theft, safe-guarding the interests of our clients and facilitating the public. In-depth Research and Development efforts have enabled NADRA to become the trailblazer in the areas of Software Integration, Data Warehousing and Network Infrastructure.

NADRA Biometrics News


Pakistan’s digital ID authority drops paper files with new operations system

“We are heading towards becoming a non-bureaucratic organization,” announces Tariq Malik, chairman of the National Database and Registration Authority of…

Mar 15, 2022

8M overseas Pakistanis register for digital ID, pensioners face more biometric checks

More than 8.2 million Pakistanis abroad who hold the National Identity Card for Overseas Pakistanis (NICOP) have registered with the…

Feb 11, 2022

NADRA goes all out for handling complaints

The National Database and Registration Authority of Pakistan (NADRA) has launched a Centralized Complaint Management System (NCCMS) which allows citizens…

Feb 1, 2022

Contactless biometrics app to play key role in Pakistan’s digital wallet rollout

Pakistan is claiming a world’s first for using contactless biometrics on mobile devices to enroll individuals to its national ID…

Dec 15, 2021

Pakistan launches digital wallet for financial inclusion on back of biometric SIM registry

Pakistan’s government has unveiled a plan to bring 50 million people into the financial system by leveraging the country’s biometric…

Dec 13, 2021

Public sector biometrics use expands in Pakistan with pension, charity schemes

A biometric system to facilitate identity verification of pension earners in Pakistan is now operational, reports the Associated Press of…

Dec 7, 2021

Pakistan to address biometrics exclusion concerns for cash support beneficiaries

Authorities is Pakistan say they are working on a process to avoid further exclusion of beneficiaries from cash support programs…

Nov 29, 2021

NADRA rejects biometric database hacking allegation, seeks explanation

The National Database and Registration Authority of Pakistan (NADRA) has strongly rejected claims by an official of the country’s Federal…

Nov 25, 2021

Arrests in Pakistan for fake fingerprint biometrics, NADRA breach alleged

Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has arrested two men in Faisalabad for allegedly being involved in activating SIM cards with…

Nov 8, 2021

Pakistan gymnastics team fights for ID in case which could bring it to 3 million

A team of young gymnasts who are excluded from Pakistan’s centralized digital identity system are fighting to be recognized by the…

Nov 1, 2021

Biometric authentication dramatically cuts flow of smuggled USD into Afghanistan

Mandatory biometric authentication for large cash withdrawals in U.S. dollars have caused the volume of dollar-buying on the open market…

Oct 25, 2021

Biometric verification for currency buyers in Pakistan begins despite calls for delays

The National Database and Registration Authority of Pakistan (NADRA) has activated the system to enable the biometric verification of all…

Oct 14, 2021

NADRA Chairman says digital ID crucial component for Pakistan’s innovation journey

The Chairman of the National Database and Registration Authority of Pakistan (NADRA), Dr. Tariq Malik, says the organization is working…

Sep 10, 2021

Governments bringing more biometrics to bear in AML fight

A new biometrics service has been launched by Pakistan’s government, while Taiwanese regulators are updating their rules to include the…

Sep 1, 2021

Pakistan launches biometric app for remote registration, onboarding

Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority has launched an app to allow users to perform biometric verification on their smartphones,…

Aug 25, 2021

Pakistan secures family trees, IDs foreign residents, prepares for electronic voting

A series of developments in Pakistan span a new digital ID card verification system; a way for people to check…

Jun 22, 2021

Nxt-ID names new CEO, Identity Strategy Partners hiring analysts

Chia-Lin Simmons has joined Nxt-ID as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors,…

Jun 9, 2021

Tariq Malik returns to lead Pakistan digital ID efforts amid biometrics leadership appointments

In a flurry of new hires, NADRA has returned its former head, Mitek Systems has appointed a new board member…

May 28, 2021

1.4M Afghan refugees in Pakistan to receive new biometric ID cards

Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has begun issuing biometric identity smartcards to the 1.4 million Afghan refugees already…

Mar 16, 2021

Pakistani non-profit and NADRA partner on customer biometrics for financial services access

The Sustainable Access of Financial Capital Opportunities (SAFCO), a not-for-profit financial services company in Pakistan, has partnered up with the…

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Kwick High Tech innovation supports massive biometrics programs

Some of the most ambitious biometric regulations in the world are taking place in Pakistan, where the government has determined…

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