PM launches PAK-ID mobile app

The app would particularly aim to facilitate the overseas Pakistanis


APP September 01, 2021
Prime Minister Imran Khan applauded Chairman Nadra Tariq Malik’s innovative idea of mobile app. PHOTO: PM OFFICE

ISLAMABAD:

Prime Minister Imran Khan Tuesday inaugurated the PAK-ID mobile app, an initiative of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), which would facilitate the public, particularly the overseas Pakistanis.

On his Twitter handle, the premier also lauded the efforts of NADRA chief Tariq Malik and his team for the launch of the initiative. "Inaugurated PAK-ID Mobile App by NADRA. A revolutionary step in providing convenience, especially to overseas Pakistanis,” he wrote on the micro-blogging site.

The premier also chaired other meetings earlier on Tuesday to review several ongoing initiatives undertaken by his government.

PM Imran held a meeting with Minister for Civil Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan and received a briefing about the outsourcing of airports and the operation and regulatory role of the Civil Aviation Authority. Ghulam Sarwar informed the prime minister about the completion of the construction of 500 flats in Labour Complex Taxila and that seventy flats in the complex were allocated to the martyrs of Ordnance Factory Wah. The balloting of these flats would be held soon, he added.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also met with Minister for Food Security Fakhar Imam who briefed him over the expected increase in the production of crops of rice, sugarcane, corn and cotton.

During the meeting, PM Imran said it was his government's top priority to make Pakistan self-sufficient in food production, adding that the government was ensuring the implementation of an agriculture transformation plan to modernise the sector.

He was also informed about the reforms introduced by the ministry in the sectors of livestock and fisheries. The prime minister was told that improvements were being introduced in the reproduction of livestock, supply of food and provision of health facilities.

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He was apprised about the reforms that were being introduced in the research institutions for further increase in the production of crops.

‘Modern sciences key to progress’

Chairing a review meeting on the promotion of higher education, the prime minister said the federal government would provide all possible assistance to provinces to promote higher education.

He underscored the importance of modern science as a social driver for progress and development.

The meeting was attended by Federal Ministers Asad Umar, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain and Shafqat Mahmood, Special Assistant Shahbaz Gill, Chairman Prime Minister’s Task Force on Science and Technology Dr Ata-ur-Rehman, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission and senior officials.

The meeting was apprised of the progress on the establishment of Sialkot Engineering University for which the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) had already approved the project worth Rs16.69 billion.

The Sialkot Engineering University will be set up jointly by the federal and the Punjab government for which half of the money and land will be provided by the Punjab Government.

The meeting was informed that the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) have been included in the syllabus of the grade 8, 9 and 10 and the new syllabus for these classes would be launched soon.

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