Prime Minister Imran Khan and his government continues to introduce digital initiatives to facilitate overseas Pakistanis, and this time the premier has launched a digital portal that will help expats in the attestation of power of attorney.
The launch of the digital systems comes a day after the joint sitting of Parliament passed around 33 bills including “the Elections Second Amendment Bill, 2021” granting voting rights to overseas Pakistanis.
While the addressing the launch ceremony in Islamabad, PM Imran appreciated the effort of his team for completing the digital project, the aim of which is to ease the process for overseas Pakistanis.
“I am delighted that we have streamlined and digitised this process, which previously took months to complete,” he said, adding that this is “another facility for the Pakistani diaspora in foreign countries who help the country’s economy every year with remittances”.
Taking to Twitter, Nadra Chairperson Tariq Malik said that with the launch of this digital power of attorney portal, the overseas Pakistani will be able to apply for PoA “from the comfort of [their] homes”. The portal has been developed by the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).
Malik noted that approximately 75,000 people visited Pakistani foreign missions for the issuance of PoA annually, which they no longer needed to.
#NADRA has developed Digital Power of Attorney (POA) for #OverseasPakistanis They can now apply for PoA from the comfort of homes. Annually approx 75K people visit Pak Foreign Missions for POA issuance. Not anymore! /1#DigitalPakistan#OverseasPakistanis #Governance pic.twitter.com/joxv1lrCzw
— Tariq Malik ™ (@ReplyTariq) November 18, 2021
“This innovative web-based solution by Nadra utilises online biometrics verification & video interview to verify applicants remotely for PoA issuance,” he shared.
The pilot phase of the project has been launched in 10 Pakistani missions in the United States and United Kingdom. The project will be rolled out globally in 10 weeks.
Meanwhile, the premier, during this speech, also recalled that his government had previously digitized the process of acquiring Letter of Administration and Succession Certificates for overseas Pakistanis.
From : pk.mashable.com