Pakistan’s National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has decided to end its program for issuing smart identity cards to Pakistanis overseas, reports Geo News.
The decision came after both the foreign office and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) had reservations about the program. These included concerns about the fact that a foreign company had been contracted to run the program, which could lead to leaks of sensitive information.
The initiative had originally been launched in July 2012 under a directive from the Interior Minister. Smart Card International had been contracted to issue the cards.
Pakistanis living abroad can now get their ID cards from the Pakistan embassy in their country.
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