USF Tele Centres to House Biometric Verification of SIM Cards

Ms. Anusha Rahman, Minister of State for IT & Telecom chaired a meeting regarding establishment of Tele-centres in rural areas of Pakistan. It was decided in the meeting to introduce e-health, e-learning, e-commerce and e-agriculture services in tele-centres established to facilitate people of far flung areas.

The tele-centres in addition will house biometric verification of SIM cards, Computerized National Identity Cards (CNIC), birth/death registration and computer training for the youth of the nation.

The meeting observed that tele-centres would create employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.

The meeting was attended by Mr. Akhlaq Tarrar, Secretary IT, and Senior Officials from USF, and a team of senior officials from NADRA led by Mr. Tariq Malik Chairman, NADRA to further discuss the implementation of the Tele-centre Project.

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