Pakistan has emerged as one of the few countries in the world where over 86% women have been registered through a secure biometric technology introduced by the National Database Registration Authority (NADRA).
Four years ago, less than 50% women were registered, a spokesman for NADRA said on Friday.
The authority aims to achieve 100% women registration across the country, the spokesman said. Pakistan is also among the few countries that have fingerprint records and registration data of 96% of its adult population.
The authority is accelerating efforts to get its adult population, especially women, registered to help them get voting rights, education, health and employment, he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 18th, 2012.