Date : 16-09-2021
Special event was held at the Embassy in which Dr. Sania Nishtar, Senator/Special Assistant to the Prime Minster on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection and Muhammad Tariq Malik, Chairman of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) of Pakistan participated
Today, a special event was held at the Embassy in which Dr. Sania Nishtar, Senator/Special Assistant to the Prime Minster on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection and Muhammad Tariq Malik, Chairman of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) of Pakistan participated. The event was attended by prominent members of Pakistani community and representatives from ethnic media.
Welcoming the honorable guests, Ambassador Dr. Asad Majeed Khan highlighted the significance of the initiatives taken by the Poverty alleviation and Social Security Division and NADRA in providing relief to the people of Pakistan in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
In her remarks, Senator/Special Assistant to Prime Minister Dr. Sania Nishter conveyed greetings from the Prime Minster Imran Khan to the members of diaspora in the US and assured them that the government was committed to their welfare. Dr. Sania Nishtar briefed the audience about the Ehsas program. She said that Ehsas is a large umbrella initiative of 19 large programs, which are aimed at poverty alleviation, welfare and social protection for 14 targeted groups comprising poor segments of the society.
Mr. Muhammad Tariq Malik, Chairman NADRA briefed the audience about the recent revolutionary initiatives taken by NADRA to facilitate the public including the Pak ID App and issuance of Letters of Administration and Succession Certificates. He added that the initiative to issue letters of Administration and Succession Certificates has not only facilitated the common people but has also reduced 30% workload of the courts. Chairman NADRA also informed the audience about the measures being undertaken by NADRA to mitigate the difficulties faced by overseas Pakistanis in executing Power of Attorneys through use of latest digital tools.
The event also included a questions and answers session. Both the guests gave detailed replies to various questions about Ehsas program and the services provided by NADRA.
Earlier today, Chairman NADRA inaugurated a NADRA Centre at the Embassy of Pakistan Washington DC. The Center will provide NADRA related services to the diaspora. In a landmark initiative the Centre will also allow the legal heirs of a deceased residing in the US to verify their biometrics in the embassy without having to travel to Pakistan.
Washington D.C, September 16, 2021
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