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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


Passport and digital ID card scandal unravels in Pakistan

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has conducted a secret operation that involved giving Afghan individuals fake passports from Pakistan, in…

Feb 21, 2024

NADRA decision on trans IDs presents a democratic exclusion challenge

The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) decided to suspend the “X” category Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) after receiving…

Feb 12, 2024

NADRA and SBP lead collaborative reforms for financial stability in Pakistan

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) are leading transformative efforts in a…

Feb 1, 2024

Nigeria contracts Pakistan’s digital ID agency to upgrade NIN middleware

The digital identity authorities of Pakistan and Nigeria have signed a strategic partnership agreement to expand their collaboration. Pakistan’s National…

Jan 16, 2024

NADRA partners with local university to promote biometrics research, development

Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) Technologies Limited (NTL) will share its expertise with the Islamabad National University of…

Jan 5, 2024

NADRA pens deal to pursue domestic biometric, digital ID-related services offering

A collaboration that seeks to promote the indigenous design and production of biometric and identity-related technologies has been sealed between…

Jan 3, 2024

Pakistan nabs quartet of ex-NADRA officials for issuing fake biometric ID cards

Former officers of Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) have been arrested and accused of selling fake computerized national…

Dec 1, 2023

Pakistan’s Sindh state installs inmate biometrics system at 14 prisons

Fourteen prisons in the Pakistani state of Sindh are now equipped with biometric systems for the identification and monitoring of…

Nov 24, 2023

Biometrics ID the living and the dead in Pakistan, from family registration to the morgue

In Pakistan, biometric systems are in use at both ends of the family identity spectrum; to verify its identity, and…

Nov 7, 2023

Pakistan cracking down on fake ID cards

The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) in Pakistan has implemented a more rigorous biometric verification process as part of…

Oct 13, 2023

NADRA boss accuses staff of issuing national digital IDs to foreigners

Some staff of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) have willingly played a role in the issuance of national…

Sep 28, 2023

Court challenge frees up NADRA to restart ID card issuance to trans people

Pakistan’s national database and registry, NADRA, is resuming issuing ID cards to transgender people using an X to designate a…

Sep 18, 2023

Somalia begins issuing new biometric digital ID developed with NADRA’s help

Somalia has launched its own biometric identity card system with the head of the government expressing hope it will help…

Aug 9, 2023

Pakistan expands project for biometric identification of unidentified bodies and patients

After delays, the caretaker government in Punjab has collaborated with the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and the healthcare…

Aug 1, 2023

Still dealing with leak fallout, NADRA officials resist investigations

There appears to be no central government policy in Pakistan for how to handle a catastrophic divulging and selling of…

Jul 10, 2023

Battle on to choose contractor for Kenya’s new digital ID scheme

The race to pick a contractor for Kenya’s new digital ID project is said to be hotting up with the…

Jul 3, 2023

Pakistan ID agency head resigns, citing ‘polarized political environment’

The chairman of Pakistan’s digital ID agency NADRA, Tariq Malik, has resigned from his position in the wake of a…

Jun 8, 2023

Facial recognition used to identify victims of deadly train accident in India

Railway authorities have used facial recognition technology to determine the identity of at least 50 dead bodies from the recent…

Jun 5, 2023

NADRA adds iris to automated biometric identification platform with Iris ID

Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has introduced iris biometrics as the third ID verification option on its Automated…

May 25, 2023

NADRA launches Nishan Pakistan platform, lets startups leverage digital identity stack

The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has launched the Beta version of Nishan Pakistan, a platform to enable small…

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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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