Chairman declared that “indigenous development of AFIS is a groundbreaking development not only in the field of civil identification but also in the endeavour of nation building.”
NADRA has joined the ranks of top global providers of biometric identification technology with the introduction of its state-of-the-art Automated Finger Identification System (AFIS) for civil purposes.
By creating and integrating this cutting-edge AFIS on its own and branding it “Nadir,” NADRA achieved a significant milestone in the development of its portfolio of technological solutions.
Speaking at the event, Tariq Malik, chairman of NADRA, said that the right kind of innovation not only builds governments and organisations, but also builds nations.
The chairman declared that the “indigenous development of AFIS is a groundbreaking development not only in the field of civil identification but also in the endeavour of nation building.”
The chairman said that thanks to its cutting-edge technology, we can now accurately and quickly store fingerprints and identify people for a variety of public goods, from social services to border control to immigration.
“Nadir, as a trailblazing accomplishment in the field of biometric identification technology, underscores the organization’s commitment to innovation and further solidifies its position as a global leader in advanced identity management solutions,” the company said.
According to a statement from NADRA, the development of AFIS technology on an indigenous level represents a significant advancement in the field of biometrics by utilising the distinctive qualities of fingerprints to create a strong and trustworthy method of identity verification.
Based on the internationally renowned benchmarking study, the Fingerprint Verification Competition (FVC), carried out in Italy, Nadir has achieved an impressive accuracy rate of greater than 99.5%.
The statement read, “At the same time, Nadir is poised to revolutionise the use of biometric identification in various civil applications with its sophisticated capabilities.” The manufacturers of biometric identification technology from developed nations like the USA, UK, Russia, Japan, France, Germany, and others largely control the global market.
With the creation of Nadir, Pakistan has joined the group of countries that have created their own AFIS technology. The country is now prepared to sell its product on the global market to assist other nations in improving civil identification, border control, and e-governance.