Keeping record: NADRA registers over 86% women

By PPI
Published: August 18, 2012
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Authority accelerating efforts to get women registered to help them get voting rights, education, health, employment. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE.

Authority accelerating efforts to get women registered to help them get voting rights, education, health, employment. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE.

ISLAMABAD: 

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.

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  • antanu g
    Aug 18, 2012 - 2:42PM

    a good developmentt and an eye opener for so-called gender equality claimants.Recommend

  • Caramelized_Onion
    Aug 18, 2012 - 3:36PM

    This data can be used for city and urban planning. to track the movement of the populace and appropriate resources to that effect. I hope our city planners of major cities use this and other NADRA data to better manage our cities.

    There no hope that this will happen in the present government but I hope the next government takes this step.

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  • Aug 18, 2012 - 4:31PM

    @antanu g:
    I failed to understand as to how registration of women for identity / voting rights is gender equality. you need to undergo primary lesson on gender equality.

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