The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has released Pak-ID, a mobile application that will be used to collect biometrics and scan documents using cell phones.
According to a press statement from the government, the mobile application would make it easier for residents to apply for the National ID card through the Pak-ID portal.
The software will be able to record biometrics such as fingerprints and face recognition, as well as scan papers required for the processing of residents’ ID cards and paperwork. All citizens, even ex-pats, will be able to digitally record fingerprints, photos, and documents via this app. The digital system will replace traditional methods of processing IDs, such as specialized equipment and physical papers.
“The invention would change Pakistan’s National ID eco-system by giving public convenience,” NADRA chairman remarked.
The software was inaugurated in a ceremony by Prime Minister Imran Khan, who praised Chairman NADRA Tariq Malik’s creative concept of the mobile app, “which is a step towards realizing the PM’s goal of inclusive registration and a digital Pakistan,” according to a press statement.
According to the release, Pakistan has become a leader in the ID Management Industry with the release of the NADRA Pak-ID app.
According to NADRA’s chairman, the “digital dividends of such technical innovation will produce good outcomes in financial inclusion, the convenience of doing business, and e-governance efforts, by enabling remote identification and e-Know Your Customer (KYC).”
The software will also give new opportunities for organizations, allowing them to quickly enroll users and provide password-less authentication.
Rent-seekers will be removed, and the cost of doing business will be reduced, allowing small businesses, startups, and fintech enterprises to reap digital benefits.
The NADRA mobile app is available for download on the Google Play Store for Android and the Apple Store for iOS.