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Tariq Malik wins CIO of the year award

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Karachi: Tariq Malik, Deputy Chairman National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), has won the “CIO of the Year” award from Teradata Inc.

A panel of judges consisting of eminent computer scientists, IT experts and technology gurus have selected Mr. Malik for the said award by dint of his contribution in transforming NADRA from an identity card issuing authority to a profitable international business organization. It is rolling out cutting edge biometric technology solutions which result in good governance.

KPMG audited the competitive award selection process. Mr. William Martin, Consul General of United States of America, handed over the award to Mr. Malik in an extravagant event held in Karachi on Saturday night.

It may be noted that Teradata National IT Excellence Awards have become the most prestigious IT awards in Pakistan since their launch in the year 2000, and now recognizing various professionals associated with the field of Information Technology (IT).

Mr. Tariq Malik, who is presently working as Deputy Chairman NADRA, has transformed the organization in last four years through a mix of reform initiatives and innovative technological solutions, his citation read.

Apart from bringing a revolution in its service delivery to common man, he has also led the process of adoption of innovative payment systems like Watan Cards and Pakistan Cards for flood affecters; design and delivery of the financial inclusion under the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) initiative; and restructuring of NADRA on modern corporate lines including a complete overhaul of its financial architecture.

Leading successfully, he implemented the state-of-art indigenously designed and developed Integrated Border Management System. Using his 20 years of national and international experience, he has led transformation process and placed the organization in strategic local and international partnerships aimed at not only bringing in revenue but also use of the data and resources for delivery of complimentary services to address issues in law and order to improve security.

The successful use of NADRA database for preparation of most transparent electoral rolls is another notch on his belt. It is pertinent to mention that last year Mr. Malik won the distinguished ID People Award 2011 by ID World EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Asia Africa) in Abu Dhabi. And in the year 2009 ID Outstanding Achievement Award 2009 was conferred upon him by ID World Congress based in Milan, Italy by international voting.

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



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