With the launching of its cutting-edge Automated Finger Identification System (AFIS) for civil purposes, NADRA has joined the ranks of premier biometric identification technology providers worldwide. Branded as “NADIR”, NADRA achieves a significant milestone by indigenously developing and incorporating this state-of-the-art AFIS into its suite of technology solutions.
NADRA has always been a trailblazer in the field of advanced digital technologies related to identity management, biometrics, border control, and e-governance. The organization has consistently been at the forefront of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the realm of digital identity, its verification and security. With a track record of groundbreaking initiatives, NADRA has earned a reputation as a leader in the industry, constantly striving for offerings in digital identity.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman NADRA Tariq Malik said, “The right kind of innovation builds not only organizations or governments – it also builds countries. Indigenous development of AFIS is a groundbreaking development not only in the field of civil identification but in the pursuit of nation building as well. With its advanced technology, we can now accurately and quickly store the fingerprints and identify individuals for a wide range of purposes as a public good, from immigration to border control to social services. NADIR, as a pioneering achievement in the field of biometric identification technology, underscores the organization’s commitment to innovation and further solidifies its position as a global leader in advanced identity management solutions.”
Indigenous development of AFIS technology represents a major advancement in the field of biometrics, utilizing the unique characteristics of fingerprints to establish a robust and reliable method of identity verification. Based on Fingerprint Verification Competition (FVC), an internationally acclaimed benchmarking conducted in Italy, NADIR has achieved impressive accuracy rate exceeding 99.5%. At the same time, “NADIR” with its sophisticated capabilities, is poised to revolutionize the way biometric identification is used in various civil applications.
The global market of biometric identification technology is mostly dominated by providers from developed countries like USA, UK, Russia, Japan, France, Germany and others. With NADIR’s development, Pakistan has joined the league of nations that have developed their indigenous AFIS technology and is now set to offer its product in the international market to help countries to improve civil identification, border control and e-governance.