STAFF REPORT IBD: NADRA in collaboration with EOBI has launched the Pension Disbursement Project for all the pensioners enrolled with EOBI. Pension shall be disbursed to EOBI pensioners holding chip based Smart National Identity Card (SNIC) of NADRA at e-Sahulat points spread nationwide.
“It is the first time in Pakistan that EOBI pensioners will receive pensions through SNIC with the live biometric verification which will also be performed at NADRA e-Sahulat franchisees across Pakistan, enabling record of proof- of -life of pensioners. This will bring transparency in Pension disbursement and result in financial savings,” said Tariq Malik, Chairman NADRA, while explaining about the initiative.
He further said that the pensioners will have the option to withdraw their pension from additional 5000 e-Sahulat locations across the country without any hassle or stress. The SNIC-based system is designed to disburse the pension close to the pensioners location and facilitate them to avoid long queues or wait.
To further facilitate the pensioners, NADRA and EOBI agreed to offer the SNIC free of cost and the processing shall be done in the executive category, Tariq disclosed.
NADRA with its time tested network of e-Sahulat facilities has successfully disturbed the first pension in Lahore and Islamabad on March 7, 2013.