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Chairman National Database and Registration Authority urges political parties to mobilize citizens to obtain computerised national identity cards

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by August 6, 2012 General

Karachi, August 06, 2012 (PPI-OT): Chairman NADRA write letters to leaders of political parties requesting their assistance in mobilizing Pakistanis to obtain their computerized national identity cards (CNlCs), which is also a pre-requisite for registration as voters; this was stated in statement issued here today.

In his letter Chairman NADRA emphasized that political parties’ outreach and presence across the country provides an opportunity to NADRA to access pockets of population that remains unregistered. NADRA will extend its Data Acquisition Units (DAUs) to the door steps of citizens and is ready to perform registration operations through numerous mobile units, he said in the letter.

NADRA has 452 National Registration Centers, 252 Mobile Registration Vans and 70 Semi Mobile Unites countrywide registration centers registering adults in far flung areas. He urged political parties to identify especially women folks who are still unregistered.

He also reiterated and reinforced the institutional commitment to political neutrality, egalitarianism and public interest. These principles have guided NADRA over the past five years and will continue to prevail, strengthening public trust of citizens of Pakistan and credibility around the world.

He also extended his personal gratitude for their support and confidence that they have reposed in NADRA, enabling to achieve as great landmark as more than 90% registration of citizens and preparation of Final Electoral Rolls under the supervision of Election Commission of Pakistan.

He said NADRA has emerged as a well-respected state of the art public institution, providing prompt and efficient services to the public. However, greater goals have yet to be achieved. There continues to be population who does not have Computerized National Identity Cards, most of them being of women from far flung rural areas.

He assured that all systems of NADRA are secure and very well safe-guarded and invited them to NADRA Headquarters to brief about NADRA and its different projects.

For more information, contact:
National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA)
State Bank of Pakistan Building
Shahrah-i-Jamhuriat, G-5/2
Islamabad
46000
Pakistan
Telephone: +92 51 111 786 100

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