Islamabad: National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) and Capital Development Authority (CDA) inked an agreement with regard to the development of comprehensive Biometric Verification System (BvS) here on Wednesday at NADRA Headquarters. The agreement was signed between Chairman NADRA Mr. Tariq Malik and CDA Chairman Mr. Amir Ali Ahmed.

NADRA will develop and deploy a biometric verification solution for the process of sale, purchase and transfer of properties. The System will help reduce forgery and eliminate the deceptive attempts by illegitimate means or persons regarding transfer of properties in Islamabad capital city (ICT). Approximately, twenty thousand transactions of sale, purchase and transfer of properties take place annually in CDA.

While speaking on the occasion Chairman NADRA Tariq Malik said, “With the rollout of NADRA digital eco system anchored in digital ID, citizens are becoming better equipped to exercise their rights and to prove with unprecedented certainty who they are, in both physical and virtual reals.”

Mr. Malik highlighted the importance of Biometric Verification System for property transfer- a digitized solution that is meant to transform public service delivery by scaling down the risk of forgery and obviating proscribed transactions in property transfer. He said the deployment of digital biometric system foreshadows the attempts of unlawful act by ensuring identity of buyer and seller. The deployment of BVS will not only bring transparency to CDA system but also fulfill the compliance of know-your-customer (KYC) in property transactions, he added.

He said, “Biometric authentication is unique identity brings transparency in property transfers. NADRA has the capacity to verify the citizens and their family members biometrically to address the challenges faced by the any organization. NADRA’s Biometric Identification system will provide an accurate identification and minimizing the risk of unwanted breaches within Capital Development Authority. With this type of security system, transactions take place not just by affidavit but by biometrics.”

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Chairman CDA Amir Ali Ahmed said that CDA’s ongoing digitization venture is further cemented with our partnership with NADRA.

It is pertinent to mention that NADRA’s technical prowess in the field of Information Technology and Data Management is not only recognized nationwide but also acclaimed internationally where NADRA is considered one of the leading system integrators. NADRA remained engaged and successfully completed multiple enterprise-level projects of national importance and has also delivered multiple International projects successfully which has resulted in bringing good name to Pakistan.