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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.

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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…

Oct 15, 2020

Pakistan deploys facial recognition to secure borders, biometric prisoner identification ordered

Pakistan Customs will put in place a National Targeting Centre (NTC) using biometrics to identify and profile risky goods and…

May 4, 2020

Biometric verification failing for some government crisis grant recipients in India and Pakistan

Postal workers in the Hisar region of India’s Haryana State have delivered 19.4 million Rupees (roughly US$260,000) directly to recipients…

Apr 14, 2020

Pakistan mobile providers request lower biometric verification fees from NADRA

One of the first orders of business of a new industry group for mobile network operators in Pakistan is having…

Apr 13, 2020

India and Pakistan use national biometric systems to secure cash relief distribution

The Indian government’s Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) welfare program has released more than INRs 280 billion (roughly US$3.66…

Jul 18, 2019

NADRA biometric verifications rolled back for mobile banking, seniors

Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) is asking commercial banks in the country to disable biometric user verification through…

Apr 20, 2016

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…

Aug 10, 2015

Pakistan’s biometric verification of SIMs leads to 16% decline in teledensity

Following the Pakistan government’s Biometric Verification System (BVS) drive, cellular companies have seen a loss of 25.375 million subscribers, while…

Feb 24, 2015

Pakistan government verifies 53 million SIMs via biometric system

Pakistan Telecommunication Authority chairman Syed Ismail Shah recently confirmed that more than 53 million mobile phone SIMs have been verified…

Nov 10, 2014

Biometric verification system for SIM card issuance hurting sales for Pakistani telecoms

Since Pakistan’s government forced SIM card activations to be biometrically verified through the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) database,…

Nov 2, 2014

Election Commision of Pakistan says implementing a biometric system for polling would take six months

With the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government election set for November 15th, Election Commission of Pakistan officials met last week to discuss…

Oct 21, 2014

Pakistan considers biometric-based e-voting, installs biometric system at airports

Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) director Burhan Rasool recently said that biometrics-based electronic voting is definitely possible in Pakistan as…

May 26, 2014

Biometric-Based SIM Verification to Help Improve Pakistan’s Security Concerns

Pakistani Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced last Friday that law enforcement agencies will deploy…

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