Gilgit-Baltistan:Registration Level in GB is 89 Percent

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ISLAMABAD (SANA): Pakistan has emerged as one of the few countries in the world where 96 percent of the adult population has been registered through the most secure biometric technology, introduced by National Database Registration Authority (NADRA), Spokesperson said, here on Friday.

Spokesperson informed that the registration level in Azad Jammu and Kashmir & KP has been observed as 99.9 per cent, followed by Punjab 99 per cent, Gilgit-Baltistan 89 per cent, Sindh & FATA as 88 per cent and Baluchistan 76 per cent against the projected population.

“Our focus is now Sindh and Baluchistan and we are moving ahead in FATA despite severe law and order situation” spokesperson said adding that the task would be achieved within this calendar year.

So far NADRA has registered over 86 per cent of women in the country which was quite significant in the enhancement of female voter list. Four years ago less than 50 per cent of women folk were registered.

The total number of women included in the National Database is 39.77 million. Out of these, 5.29 million are in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, 594,514 in Fata, 22 million in Punjab, 8.6 million in Sindh, 1.45 million in Baluchistan, 356,151 in Islamabad capital territory, 270,132 in Giglit-Baltistan and 1.12 million in Azad Kashmir.

NADRA has increased its infrastructure by 83% by adding more static offices, Mobile Registration Vans and Semi Mobile Registration Units.

While Aurat Foundation is helping the authority in running public awareness programs especially in far flung areas to encourage women folks who did not register themselves earlier in national database.

NADRA agreed to extend its Data Acquisition Units (DAUs) to the door steps of citizens and is ready to perform registration operations through numerous mobile units. Chairman NADRA in his letter urged political parties to identify especially women folks who are still unregistered.

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