NADRA Centres to accept payments via phone apps

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ISLAMABAD: The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) to facilitate its customers, in collaboration with JazzCash and EasyPaisa has introduced the facility of accepting digital payments for its services at all NRCs. The citizens can now digitally pay the fee for ID card processing or other identity documents through their JazzCash/EasyPaisa app in real-time.
NADRA embarks on adopting Digital Payments in partnership with JazzCash and EasyPaisa. This service complements the recently launched Credit/Debit card payments at NRCs adding to public convenience by providing alternative digital payment methods along with the existing cash payment option. The service shall be available to over 23million mobile wallet customers.
The inauguration ceremony in this regard took place at NADRA headquarters. Chairman NADRA Tariq Malik, CEO JazzCash Murtaza Ali and CEO Telenor Microfinance Bank & EasyPaisa, Mohammad Mudassar Aqil were present on the occasion.
NADRA’s collaboration with Mobile wallets for contactless payments is a major step towards a digital and documented economy, in line with the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan and the State Bank.
Speaking on the launch of digital payment gateways for the citizens, Chairman NADRA Tariq Malik said that he envisioned NADRA to be a trailblazer in the field of identity management thereby vying for global standard, set forth.
“While we tread aggressively on the path to achieve goals of smart governance and improved service delivery, providing convenience to the common man and society at large has been the singular motive behind NADRA’s digital intervention under my leadership” he said.
Tariq Malik said that the digital payment platform provides easy payment options to a huge number of potential customers already registered with both JazzCash and EasyPaisa. NADRA Centers across the country have around 100,000 customers visiting NADRA centers every day. Digitalizing payment systems aims at bringing a huge customer base on digital net by offering them an easy and secure mode of payment while pivoting towards a Digital Pakistan, he added.
Speaking on the occasion CEO JazzCash Murtaza Ali said, “JazzCash and NADRA have a longstanding relationship and today’s announcement is another step towards digitalising essential public services. As the largest digital mobile wallet, we consider it our national duty to assist the government in shifting to a cashless economy, making such strategic alliances crucial. This partnership will facilitate our fellow citizens by enabling digital payments against NADRA services, making transactions more secure and convenient.”