|The Business Recorder: Dated 5 October 2010|
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National Database and Registration Authority, NADRA has issued 300,000 Watan Cards to flood affected families ensuring a transparent disbursal of 20 thousand rupees per family as announced by the Government of Pakistan and so far 225,000 families have drawn more than Rs 2.5 billion, this was stated by Tariq Malik Deputy Chairman NADRA in a statement issued on Monday.
He said NADRA staff is consistently serving the people in the affected areas through 45 centres in Punjab, Khyber Pakhtoonkhawa and Sindh while similar efforts in the remaining areas are likely to be initiated by the end of the week. He said NADRA’s role at these centres is restricted only to verify affected people according to the lists and data provided and notified by provincial governments while ensuring law and o respective order situation and providing security at the centres is of responsibility local administration and provincial Governments.
He said that NADRA is striving on zero error policy to ensure that only deserving families are issued Watan Cards enabling them to draw benefits announced by the Government. The system does not allow any human intervention giving space to corruption.
He said that unscrupulous elements for monetary gain manage to hoodwink common citizens before entering the centres but no NADRA staff has been found involved in any kind of corruption-PR