Usman Mobin reappointed as NADRA chairman

PM confirms his appointment after cabinet’s approval

Qadeer Tanoli February 09, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Thursday reappointed Usman Mobin as chairman of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) for a period of three years.

Earlier the government on December 23, 2017 advertised for appointment of NADRA chairman. Some 186 applicants had applied for the post and after initial scrutiny, 51 applicants were shortlisted.

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On January 31, six candidates were interviewed by the authorities and later three names – that of Mubin, Dr Khawar and Ameer Malik – were sent to PM for the approval.

After taking approval from the cabinet, the premier reappointed Mobin as chairman of the database authority. His first contract as the chairman of the entity expired on February 5, 2018

After end of his term, the citizens faced immense difficulties due to a delay in procurement of documents including the computerised national identity card (CNIC), child registration certificate (CRC), family registration certificate (FRC) and death certificate.

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The printing process stopped because all these documents need signature of the NADRA chief. However, the process is likely to be resumed following Mobin's re-appointment.


farrah | 4 years ago | Reply Despite his qualifications he totally lacks independance of conscience and professional actions. NADRA failed to make a simple provision for the citizens whose National identity cards were being processed that while a new chairman was being decided the current chairman's all important signature was still valid.It only proves the extreme level of petty beaurocracy that services to the citizens are suspended pending appointment of a 'new' chairman. This ineffeciency is inexcusable and betrays a severe lack proper planning. Ordinary citizens are made to suffer uneccessary , costly delays and there should be penalties imposed.
Irtaza M. Awan | 4 years ago | Reply Good choice. Usman Mobin was part of 'pioneers' team of NADRA. an MIT graduate and master programmer himself. Finally a good appointment decision by PML(N).
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