National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA) has issued 110,000 Pakistan Cards to eligible heads of the rain affected families in Sindh.
The Authority is working with Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and Government of Sindh expedite the process of opening more centers, said NADRA Deputy Chairman Tariq Malik on Wednesday.
We deploy communication networks, implement biometric solutions and install hardware on sites. He said,addind that Pakistan Card has a cash tab of Rs. 20,000 in two equal installments of cash Rs 10,000 each.
He said that NADRA has set up total 31 centers so far for issuance and processing of Pakistan Cards in nearly all major flood-hit districts including Badin, Shaheed Benazir Abad, Mirpur Khas, and Tando Muhammad Khan while preparations are underway for opening of additional sites in in Tando Muhammad Khan and new centers in Sangarh.
He said that the relief aid beneficiary list is validated by Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) which is carrying out registration of affected families with the assistance of district administration in calamity-hit areas while NADRA is technically assisting to ensure transparency in cash disbursement by using Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) and Facial Recognition System (FRS).
He added only head of family belonging to the rain affected district should visit Pakistan Centers to avoid problems.
Tariq Malik said that the strict actions will be taken against those involved in taking money at the centers for token issuance. People should inform the authorities about such people so that they could be brought to justice, he added.
He also warned them not to commit identity fraud otherwise they will be handed over to law enforcement agencies. He advised the flood affected people who lost or sold their cards by mistake, should contact the relevant banks to block their lost or sold card and get the new one as replacement on their CNICs.
Besides processing the Pakistan Cards, he said, that NADRA is also processing the duplicate cards for those who have lost it in flood, and new Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) for those who never had it. NADRA has so far processed approximately 9161 CNICs in lieu of fresh and duplicate cards free of cost on emergency basis.
NADRA has also mobilized its mobile registration vans (MRVs) in rain-hit areas in case any flood victim does not possess CNIC, he/she could approach MRV to apply for the one free of cost, said Tariq