BAHAWALPUR - The National Database and Registration Authority's Executive Centre has issued about 15,000 Smart Cards so far, disclosed Ziaur Rehman, In Charge of Nadra Executive Centre.

Smart Card is being issued free of cost to the women who are registered with the Employees Old-age Benefits Institution, he said. Smart cart is the-state-of-art National Identity card having 36 high tech security features. Social and financial programmes have been installed in it. It will be used for live verification of different natures. Pensioners of EOBI would get their pension through this card.

He said that this card is chip based, fully secured and machine-readable as it is the latest technology of the world. Special arrangements had been made to facilitate the public, he added.

"In this center, there is no system of queuing up as efficient workers of Nadra have been posted and special arrangements have also been made for senior and special citizens. Wheel chairs are also available," he said.