NADRA earns Rs6b profit in current year

Islamabad—National Database Registration (NADRA), which faced a loss of Rs 1.68 billion in fiscal year 2011-12, has earned an unprecedented net profit of Rs 6 billion during the current calendar year.
This was informed during a briefing held here at Interior Ministry Monday with Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in the chair.
The meeting of the heads of civil departments of Interior Ministry reviewed among others the overall working of the ministry and various departments, the progress made so far on new policies regarding private security companies, bullet proofing of vehicles and arms licensing and other related issues.
The NADRA Chairman, while briefing the minister, said the year 2015 was another success story vis-…-vis betterment of service delivery and operational proficiency, improvement of the overall working and cleansing of the organization from corrupt and inefficient elements.
The minister expressed satisfaction over the profit earned by NADRA and directed its chairman to build on the gains and make greater efforts for further improvement in the service delivery.
He said that NADRA should continue its policy of rewarding and encouraging dedicated and honest workers while simultaneously taking action against the corrupt and dishonest elements.
The Interior Minister was informed that the Safe City Project would soon be made fully operational. The minister also reviewed working of the ministry and attached civil departments.
He emphasized upon the need for greater efforts to streamline file work and putting in place an effective monitoring system for smooth and unhindered movement of files in the ministry.
He advised the Secretary Interior to ensure that competent officers were tasked to look after important matters such as readmission affairs, immigrations and matters pertaining to international non-governmental orgainzations (INGOs).
The minister was also briefed about the progress in the registration of INGOs.
He directed the ministry officials to expedite the process of according approval to INGOs as per new policy in consultation with all the stakeholders.
It was also decided that all INGOs, whose application for registration, under the new policy, were under process might continue their operations till the final decision by the ministry.
The minister also directed the Secretary Interior to establish a special cell in the ministry, in coordination with NADRA, for the facilitation of INGOs.
Discussing Exit Control List (ECL), the minister observed that as a result of new ECL policy, more than 8500 names had been removed from the list leaving behind a transparent list containing around 3100 names.—APP

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