ISLAMABAD - Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Tuesday directed the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) to prepare a national counter-terrorism database as well as a database of all internationals NGOs working in the country.

He said this during a meeting with senior officials of Nadra during his visit to the authority’s headquarters here on Tuesday.

Talking notice of the difficulties being faced by the people due to long queues at every office of Nadra, the minister directed Chairman NADRA to put in place an online CNIC application system. This he said would not only benefit the Pakistanis in the country but also the overseas Pakistanis.

The minister said that Nadra was a national organization, which was counted among the providers of essential services to the people. He advised that Nadra employees should treat people with respect, courtesy and honour. The hard work and attitude of the employees would add to the image of the organization in the eyes of the people, continued Nisar. He directed management of Nadra to appreciate and reward hardworking and honest workers. He called for introducing performance-based system in the organization so that hard-working employees are rewarded and are duly compensated.

Talking about long queues of people in front of every Nadra office, the interior minister directed that every effort should be made so that within next six months people were provided relief from the long queues and also to ensure that all the processes involved in getting CNIC were completed within shortest possible time.

Discussing the pay package and perks of Nadra employees, the interior minister said that its employees should be given their due share from the profit that the Nadra earned. In this regard he announced that every employee from grade 1-15 should be given Rs. 15000 on this Eid as bonus.

The minister said that it was important that besides rewarding honest and hardworking employees, the organization should be purged from the corrupt elements. He said that an anti-corruption cell be established in Nadra to take action against the corrupt elements especially those involved in fake registration.

Talking about Nadra winning e-Passport project of Kenya worth three million dollars, the minister observed that the win was a reflection of Nadra’s credentials and the trust of the international community on the organization as provider of quality and reliable registration services to the developing nations and enabling them to meet their national and security requirements.