The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has introduced an innovative mobile application, Pak-ID, enabling people to use their smartphones for biometric verification.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan launched Nadra’s Pak-ID mobile application to enable contenders of National ID card using Pak-ID portal. Moreover, the mobile application which will capture biometrics and scan documents using smartphones.
According to Nadra chairman Tariq Malik introducing the app said that Pakistan has accelerated moving towards the digital identity lifecycle. “It is a game-changer as it helps create trust in a variety of transactions between people, identity providers, and public and private sector,” he said.
The press release further added that Imran Khan congratulated Chairman NADRA Tariq Malik’s inventive idea of the mobile app which is a step towards implementing the PM’s vision of inclusive registration and a digital Pakistan.
The news further reveal that with the introduction of the NADRA Pak-ID app, Pakistan has become a trailblazer in the ID Management Industry.
The app captures biometrics, facial recognition fingerprints, and scans documents needed for the processing of citizens’ ID cards and documents.
Furthermore, through this app allow all citizens, including ex-pats, will be allowed to digitally capture fingerprints, photographs, and documents.
The app is an optimistic step towards ending conventional modes of specialized equipment and physical papers for processing IDs.
According to chairman NADRA “The innovation will revolutionize the National ID eco-system in Pakistan by providing the public convenience”.
Malik further added that the digital surpluses of such a technological innovation would yield positive results in financial inclusion, e-governance initiatives and ease of doing business, by offering remote identification and e-Know Your Customer (KYC).
Additionally, the NADRA mobile app can be downloaded for Android on the Google Play Store and for iOS on the Apple Store.