NADRA Launches New Verification Method For Old Citizens

The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) is launching a new service called “Tasdeeq” to verify the identities of elderly individuals whose fingerprints are no longer recognized by biometric scanners.

This service, initially for banking purposes, but with potential for other applications, aims to address complaints from senior citizens who have difficulty verifying their identities due to age-related changes in their fingerprints. NADRA says that the initiative “envisages alternate identity verification for above 60 citizens.

At the launch of the Tasdeeq service, NADRA Chairman Muhammad Tariq Malik announced that the identity verification process will involve individuals answering personal questions through AI technology to bypass biometrics.

The process will ask three personal questions in two attempts. In order to successfully verify their identity and avoid biometric verification, individuals must correctly answer all three questions in at least one of the two attempts.

The initiative already has the support of five banks including MCB, Allied Bank, Bank Al Falah, Bank of Khyber, and Soneri Bank, and other banks such as National Bank, Askari Bank, First Women Bank Limited, and Khushali Bank are undergoing final tests.

It is uncertain when other banks will officially adopt the Tasdeeq service or when it will be expanded to other industries beyond banking.

The facility was created in response to difficulties collecting fingerprint biometrics from elderly individuals and laborers in Pakistan during the distribution of emergency benefits in 2020.

The service is one of several recent developments from NADRA, which recently provided 17,600 tablets to the Pakistan Bureau of Statistics for a digital census initiative and introduced a new biometric patient ID verification system to increase transparency in organ collection and transplantation in hospitals.

  • It is a good step. The facility should be adopted by the visa issuing offices of different countries requiring fingerprints, such as KSA. Furthermore, Airport authorities, immigration desks should use this system of identification.

  • It was long overdue as people everywhere in the country face this problem,even this one doesn’t sound too promising as it asks questions instead of using some kind of biometrics!!☺

  • This is very much needed. Specially for the people who are doing laboratories jobs. Elderly people are facing this hurdle a lot. This system is appreciated.

  • They should have introduced the eye/face screening rather than old fashioned to ask questions

    • This is the best suggestion. This is being adopted even in the Middle East countries esp. UAE borders.

  • Why don’t they use IRIS scan technology instead of fingerprint? Question asking method is not reliable and can be difficult for some old citizens.

  • Most important is that verification can be done at home of is inconvenient to visit banks. Secondly elderly who settle abroad should be able to do it online

  • It is really a very good step considering old age problems or people have various ailments or people who uses hands at work continuously..

  • Old cities k kisi bhi finger k nishan nahi atay nadara bht acha ikdaam kar rahi hai .behter ha jab bhi bank ayain tu un ki new latest picture up load ho jaya kare .ye he best hal ha

  • Glad for this, yesterday my uncle spent 3 hours to get him sim from Telenor and finally had to go to nadra where again two hours were spent four bio metrics. Now they’ve given him some affidavit that proves the finger prints are difficult to pick.

  • How can an old person suffering from dementia or schizophrenia undergo this test? Face or eye scan test should be carried out in all such cases where biometric test is impossible irrespective of age limits.

  • yes. it is a genuine complaint..
    this tasdeeq will facilitate senior citizens problem….

  • بھائی جان ھماری والدہ کو پھلے بینظیر انکم سپورٹ
    پروگرام کی طرف سے پیسے ملتے تھےچودہ ھزار
    والی قسط کے بعد ملنے بند ہو گئے کیا اب ملے گے کارڈ نمبر یہ چیک کر کے آپ ہمیں ای میل کے ذریعے بتائیں 4510580047350

  • Iris scan is a better alternative of fingerprint for NADRA identification, because senile dementia is also very common condition in elderly people.

  • In old person’s dementia & lake of sound is main problem eye contact is good for old people

  • Ya it is very good attempt to facilitate the elderly persons, however if an update system at NADRA Offices for biometrics of elderly people be introduce will facilitate at all counters.

  • Answering three questions correctly is not a foolproof system as elderly people who are hard of hearing will find it difficult to understand the questions. It is equally not applicable to Others not having good memory. Further, there may be people of unsound mind. Hence it will not solve the problem of old persons.

  • بیرونی ممالک کی طرح آنکھ کی پتلیوں کی فوٹو شناخت کے لئے سب سے بہترین طریقہ ہے

  • Its good for old peoples but some old peoples can not walk even talk.Why not nadara persons go to them and do all.I hope every body will agree with my suggestion. Thanks

  • this is good sign for elderly peoples to overcome the problem of bank verification

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