Nisar asks Nadra to prepare counter-terrorism database

Published July 7, 2015
The interior minister directed the Nadra chairman to put in place an online CNIC application system. —APP/File
The interior minister directed the Nadra chairman to put in place an online CNIC application system. —APP/File

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan directed National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) to prepare a national counter-terrorism database in addition to the one on international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) in the country.

During his visit to Nadra headquarters on Tuesday, Nisar took notice of the difficulties faced by people due to long queues at Nadra offices. He directed the Nadra chairman to put in place an online CNIC application system. This, he said, would not only benefit the citizens of the country but also overseas Pakistanis.

Talking about long queues of people in front of Nadra offices, the interior minister said every effort should be made to provide people relief from standing in long queues.

He further ordered to ensure that all the processes involved in getting CNIC were completed within shortest possible time.

Discussing pay package and perks of Nadra employees, Chaudhry Nisar said Nadra employees should be given their due share from the profit the body earns.

In this regard, Nisar announced that every Nadra employee of grade 1 to 15 would be given Rs15,000 as Eid bonus.

The minister said it was important that besides rewarding honest and hardworking employees, the organisation is purged from corrupt elements. He said an anti-corruption cell will be established at Nadra to take action against the corrupt elements, especially those involved in fake registration.

Talking about Nadra winning the e-Passport project in Kenya worth $3 million, the minister said it was a reflection of Nadra’s credentials and the trust of the international community on the organisation as provider of quality and reliable registration services to developing nations, enabling them to meet their national and security requirements.

He said the Nadra chairman and the entire team deserved felicitation over this achievement.

Nisar said Nadra is a national organisation which is counted among the providers of essential services to the people. He advised that Nadra employees treat people with respect, courtesy and honour.

The hard work and attitude of the employees would add to the image of the organisation in the eyes of the people, continued the minister. He directed management of Nadra to appreciate and reward hardworking and honest workers. The minister called for introducing performance-based system in the organisation so that hard-working employees are rewarded and are duly compensated.

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