Paris ( Imran Y. CHOUDHRY):- FROM FAMILY TREE TO DIGITAL SUCCESSION WITH PAKISTAN’S ID SYSTEM
Lieutenant General Muhammad Munir Afsar, Chairman of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) is representing Pakistan at a 3-day exhibition of TRUSTECH 2023 which opened today in Paris.
In his speech before TRUSTECH audience, the Chaiman NADRA highlighted the evolving role of NADRA since its establishment in 2000 and briefed all about the accomplishments of the organization inclusive of ID documents (national identity card, overseas card; etc.), financial systems (mobile/branch-less banking, remittances, pension disbursement; etc.), e-governance (online visa, taxation system, e-passport, legal inheritance; etc.), health & education (vaccination system, scholarship programs; etc.) and social protection (disaster relief programs, subsidy programs; etc.).
The Chairman further briefed that numerous countries have benefitted from the services of NADRA in their journey of digital transformation. He said that NADRA’s clients are able to make use of customized solutions together with complete transfer of technology – building trust and mutual learning.
The Ambassador of Pakistan to France Asim Iftikhar Ahmad visited the pavilion of NADRA set up at TRUSTECH exhibition where he was briefed by the Chairman NADRA on the ‘solutions & services for digital transformation’ undertaken by his organization. While referring to NADRA’s work as ‘empowerment through identity” the Ambassador praised the new services being introduced by NADRA especially its mobile app facility. The Ambassador took round of the exhibition and interacted with various exhibitors from different countries.
TRUSTECH is the annual meeting place for professionals of the Cards and Digital Trust technologies industries, attracting visitors from across the globe. The 39th edition of TRUSTECH exhibition in Paris has brought in to spotlight representatives from tech, smart card and innovative payment industries, as well as financial and governmental institutions. The said exhibition provides an opportunity to the exhibitors, sponsors and startups to exchange views on their latest innovations.
During the three days – the exhibition will hold 70 conferences featuring over 100 international experts with almost 200 exhibitors and 6,500 professionals from 92 countries. It is expected that 80% of visitors will be attending TRUSTECH exhibition with specific investment projects in mind.
The participation of Pakistan in this exhibition will provide NADRA with an excellent opportunity to hold important meetings with various stakeholders and will likely open new vistas for its growth and development in future.
Earlier Chairman NADRA Lieutenant General Muhammad Munir Afsar visited the Embassy of Pakistan and appreciated its role regarding efficient delivery mechanism adopted for the online visa facility to the Pakistani diaspora and others.
The officers of the Embassy were also present at the occasion.