Around 14 million JazzCash and 10 million EasyPaisa wallet customers to benefit from this facility. The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) in collaboration with JazzCash and EasyPaisa introduces the facility of accepting digital payments for its services at all NRCs. The citizens can now digitally pay the fee for ID card processing or other identity documents through their JazzCash/EasyPaisaapp in real-time.
NADRA embarks on adopting Digital Payments in partnership with JazzCash and EasyPaisa. This service complements the recently launched Credit/Debit card payments at NRCs adding to public convenience by providing alternative digital payment methods along with the existing cash payment option. The service shall be available to over 23million mobile wallet customers.
The inauguration ceremony in this regard took place at NADRA headquarters. Chairman NADRA Tariq Malik, CEO JazzCash Murtaza Ali and CEO Telenor Microfinance Bank & EasyPaisa, Mohammad Mudassar Aqil were present on the occasion.
NADRA’s collaboration with Mobile wallets for contactless payments is a major step towards a digital and documented economy, in line with the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan and the State Bank.
Speaking on the launch of digital payment gateways for the citizens, Chairman NADRA Tariq Malik said that he envisioned NADRA to be a trailblazer in the field of identity management thereby vying for global standard, set forth. “While we tread aggressively on the path to achieve goals of smart governance and improved service delivery, providing convenience to the common man and society at large has been the singular motive behind NADRA’s digital intervention under my leadership” he said.
Tariq Malik said that the digital payment platform provides easy payment options to a huge number of potential customers already registered with both JazzCash and EasyPaisa. NADRA Centers across the country have around 100,000 customers visiting NADRA centers every day. Digitalizing payment systems aims at bringing a huge customer base on digital net by offering them an easy and secure mode of payment while pivoting towards a Digital Pakistan, he added.
Speaking on the occasion CEO JazzCash Murtaza Ali said, “JazzCash and NADRA have a longstanding relationship and today’s announcement is another step towards digitalizing essential public services. As the largest digital mobile wallet, we consider it our national duty to assist the government in shifting to a cashless economy, making such strategic alliances crucial. This partnership will facilitate our fellow citizens by enabling digital payments against NADRA services, making transactions more secure and convenient.”
Commenting on the development, M. Mudassar Aqil, CEO Easypaisa/Telenor Microfinance Bank, stated; “Since its inception, Easypaisa has offered a revolutionary mode of transactions for all Pakistanis. We strongly believe that the way forward for a cashless and financially inclusive society is through collaboration, and we are proud of this latest partnership with NADRA, which will enable millions of Easypaisa users to make NADRA fee payments digitally, in a convenient and secure manner. As the number 1 payments app of the country, we hope to continue taking Pakistan forward in our mission for a transparent and cashless economy through such partnerships