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Pakistan plans to convert ID cards into digital wallets

10:11 PM | 31 Jan, 2022
Pakistan plans to convert ID cards into digital wallets

ISLAMABAD – The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) is working to convert the computerised national identity cards into digital wallets.

Nadra chief Tariq Malik revealed it during an interview with a local newspaper, adding that the move is part of the PTI-led government’s Digital Pakistan vision.

“Translating this vision into reality, we have launched the ‘Pak Identity’ mobile app as a key building block of digital ID to facilitate applicants of national identity cards through an online portal. The app helps capture biometric fingerprints, facial recognition and scan documents needed for processing a person’s ID card using smartphones, without visiting a Nadra office or embassy,” Malik told Dawn.

He further said that 75,000 overseas Pakistanis have updated their Nicop without visit any office since the launch of the app.

Pakistan is the first country in the world to launch the app that allows “contactless biometric” acquisition and verification using smartphone cameras.

“With successful testing on 75,000 overseas Pakistanis, Nadra will go for a digital wallet,” he was quoted as saying.

He explained that the digital wallet will prove revolutionary for the national ID eco-system in Pakistan, adding that it will also help ending the conventional physical ID.

The Nadra chief said that technology will facilitate contactless banking, and also make the doing business more convenient in the country.

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pak Rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Riyal 19 May 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 19 May 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegian Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Baht THB 7.57 7.72

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