Rehman Malik, advisor to Prime Minister for Interior while inaugurating National Database and Registration Authority's (NADRA's) 'e-Sahulat' project said “land revenue records all over the country would be computerised to ensure transparency, remove public grievances and to bring the country at par with the systems of developed countries like USA and Japan.”
He said that the computerised data of criminals and health record would also be maintained to overcome flaws of the system. “Government is striving to provide maximum self employment and business opportunities to enterprising youth of the country and projects like 'e-Sahulat' will be a big leap forward in this direction. He urged the public and private sector organisations to come up with bright ideas like e-Sahulat by NADRA which would definitely help in eradicating poverty and unemployment from the country which are the root causes of all social evils.
While handing over the licenses to around 1200 franchisees of Lahore, Islamabad and Multan regions for first phase of the project, Rehman Malik said that one of the top priorities of the present democratic government is to facilitate the masses using the latest technology. So far 8 million bills, worth PNR 6.7 billion have been submitted under NADRA's Kiosk project which is a testimony of public confidence in NADRA. NADRA had received as many as 4,403 applications across Pakistan and in the first phase 1,200 franchise licenses have been issued. Chairman NADRA said that e-Sahulat scheme provides a single platform for each citizen enabling use of multiple services through CNIC. The biggest advantage of e-Sahulat is its 24/7 availability. Under the scheme, franchises will collect utility bills, dispense pins for scratch cards (mobile phones, calling cards) and will also be able to carry on line verification (VERISYS).