LAHORE – Parliamentary Secretary for Human Rights Mrs. Rubina Saadat Qaimkhani said that Statistics data being gathered from NADRA’s Civil Registration Management System (CRMS) will play a vital role in national development and will help the government to planning and influence policies about health, education and economics.

She was addressing as chief guest at a seminar on Promotion of Civil Registration Management System arranged by NADRA here. While glorifying the role of NADRA, the Parliamentary Secretary said that being the National Registration Authority, NADRA realized the needs and importance of civil registration and extended its technological hand to provincial and local governments to automate the civil registration and vital statistics.

Country Director CRMS Project, Fahim Akhter told that there are 6,550 union councils / TMAs / Cantonment boards in the country, out of which 6231 are operational and negotiations with stakeholder for leftover sites are underway.

He added that NADRA and UNFPA have signed a MoU to support CRMS Project in the rural areas of the country where performance is comparatively low. He said that this short term project for seven months will be transformed into a long-term programme for five years.