InfoTech Group, a systems integrator and technology solutions company, recently signed a contract with Pakistan’s National Database Registration Authority (NADRA) to provide an application server middleware platform, enabling the automation of the CNIC acquisition process through an online service. According to the agreement, InfoTech deployed IBM Websphere at NADRA, and would continue to provide the consultancy services and back end support as the project goes live.
NADRA, the principal authority on identity and document management, was able to develop its online application in-house, with InfoTech providing back-end web hosting support. As IBM’s Premier Business Partner, InfoTech was selected by NADRA through an open and competitive process to deploy the IBM Websphere software on an IBM P8 series server to help facilitate its new online service.
As a result, NADRA will enable Pakistani citizens to apply for CNIC card services online instead of visiting their registration centers. This will be especially useful for Pakistanis living abroad. The process, which boasts online document submission, credit card payment and home delivery of the CNIC, will greatly facilitate the public by eliminating the hassle of long queues and enabling overseas Pakistanis to access their documentation from anywhere at any time.
Commenting on the occasion, Naseer A. Akhtar, CEO of InfoTech remarked:
NADRA has taken an important step in the right direction for allowing automation to enable transparency, accessibility and comfort to the Pakistani citizens. InfoTech is proud to be a vital part of this project, and we understand how critical a role information technology can play for the citizens.