PTA-SIM-Ad_optSTAFF REPORT IBD: NADRA is set to deploy Biometric Verification System for sale of new SIMs, said a recently issued statement by National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA). “NADRA has prepared the Biometric Verification System for Telecom operators, all preparations for Biometric Verification Systems have been carried out and NADRA is ready for launch from 28th February, 2013,” it said. In this regard, the Authority has demonstrated its services and applications to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and Cellular Mobile Operators including representatives of Mobilink, Telenor, Ufone, Warid and Zong. Proof of concept has been carried out with some telecom operators and a draft contract has already been forwarded containing minute details of operations. NADRA has requested the telecom operators to finalize contract and deployment plans so that target date of 28th February, 2013 is achieved amicably.

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