The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) launched an alternative system, NADRA Tasdeeq Service to alleviate the difficulties experienced by senior citizens during biometric matching.
For older adults over 60, the creative idea envisions alternative identification verification.
In order to verify their identity without using biometrics, confidential personal questions based on artificial intelligence will be asked of them.
Senior citizens will be assumed to have been confirmed whenever accurate responses are received, particularly during the biometric verification at banks.
The NADRA Tasdeeq Service was officially launched at the NADRA headquarters by Chairman Muhammad Tariq Malik, notable Pakistani authors Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik, Kishware Naheed, Iftikhar Arif, and Anwar Masood, among others. Additionally, Chairman NADRA gave attendees a demonstration of the NADRA verification service.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman NADRA Tariq Malik said, “NADRA has received countless complaints from senior citizens that they face difficulties in verifying their fingerprints, especially in banks. In view of this, NADRA has introduced an innovative AI-based solution.”
He continued by saying that it was normal for those over sixty to have issues with biometric matching because skin elasticity declines with age and fingerprints deteriorate.
Elderly persons cannot be verified in such a condition, and they have trouble creating bank accounts or receiving money.
The chairman of NADRA hoped that banks would use the new solution system, which uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate questions from the personal information held in the NADRA database, to carry out their KYC exercises for elderly persons smoothly.
It is important to note that there are currently 46 banks operating in the nation, and that five of them—MCB, Allied Bank, Bank Al-Falah, Bank of Khyber, and Soneri Bank—have already started offering this service.
National Bank, Askari Bank, First Women Bank Limited, and Khushali Bank are currently undergoing final testing before launching this service. Onboarding for the remaining banks has already begun.
Speaking at the ceremony, Prof. Fateh Muhammad Malik praised NADRA’s efforts to introduce the service and noted that NADRA was Pakistan’s best illustration of a national institution that served people from all walks of life responsibly.
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