Deputy Chairman NADRA Tariq Malik Bags ‘People Award’

Deputy Chairman NADRA Tariq Malik was awarded prestigious ID ‘People Award’ by ID technologists in an international gala of auto ID held in Abu Dhabi.

This was an award given in appreciation of swift documentation of largest data base of 1.409 million Afghan refugees.

The Deputy Chairman proudly received the award and highlighted Pakistan’s name among his contemporary technologists belonging to 40 countries as he was selected in the category of global migration.

Tariq Malik proved his efficiency by getting 1.409 million of Afghan Refugees registered for Secure Card and 769,542 Afghan Children (under18) have been issued with Birth Certificates in a record shortest span of time by using multi-biometric technology and delivered successful results to the UNHCR sponsored project.

Ms. Sophie B. de la Giroday, President Wise Media SPA, presented the award in the fourth annual EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) summit on security documents, global mobility and traceability.

Interior Minister Mr. Rehman Malik, also present on the occasion, congratulated Tariq Malik on winning the award and said that he has made the country and citizens proud. He thanked ID World and the technologists all over the world who voted for Tariq Malik.

Speaking on the occasion Tariq Malik said NADRA is playing a role of a catalyst in transforming e-government agenda in Pakistan and houses world’s largest multi bio-metric database and has effectively used it to bring transparency in e-government centric initiatives like Benazir income support programme, Machine readable passport issuance, ID card verification through SMS and various others.

He said these programs have added public convenience, improved service delivery and transparency.

Tariq Malik was also invited in conference in 2009 as keynote speaker and had won ID World outstanding achievement award in ID world International Congress in Milan, Italy. Malik was short listed from 250 candidates of Fortune 500 companies of 75 countries for using ICT to provide innovative citizen centric services.

ID world Abu Dhabi 2011 is a key stone conference to share knowledge and learn about innovations and new developments in auto ID industry with its global and regional focus on the markets for automatic identification.

Over 400 leaders and technology experts gathered to discuss the tested strategies, innovations and best practices in evaluating new trends in this niche.

Sheikh Saif Bin Zahyed Al Nahyan inaugurated the conference with his welcome address. Chairman NADRA Ali Arshad Hakeem also attended the conference.

Among the dignitaries, who attended the conference, were Ronal Nobel, Interpol Chief, Rehman Malik, Interior Minister of Pakistan, Ali Arshad Hakeem, Chairman NADRA, Dr. Ali Khouri, Chairman Emirates Identity Authority, UAE, Chief of UAE Police, Dr. Pandey, Deputy Chief of Unique Identity Authority of India, UN and EU officials.

ID World Abu Dhabi 2011 with its global and regional focus on the markets for automatic identification was the keystone conference to share knowledge and learn about innovations and new developments in auto ID industry. More than 400 leaders and technology experts gathered to discuss tested strategies, best practices and innovations in evaluating new trends in this niche market.