Nadra deputy chief gets award
STAFF REPORT KHI: Tariq Malik, Deputy Chairman National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), has won the “CIO of the Year” award from Teradata Inc.
A panel of judges consisting of eminent computer scientists, IT experts and technology gurus have selected Tariq Malik for the said award by dint of his contribution in transforming NADRA from an identity card issuing authority to a profitable international business organization.
William Martin, US Consul General, handed over the award to Malik at an extravagant event held in Karachi last week.
Tariq Malik has transformed the NADRA in the last four years through a mix of reform initiatives and innovative technological solutions, his citation read.
Apart from bringing a revolution in its service delivery to common man, he has also led the process of adoption of innovative payment systems like Watan Cards and Pakistan Cards for flood affecters; design and delivery of the financial inclusion under the BISP initiative; and restructuring of NADRA on modern corporate lines.
It is pertinent to mention that last year Malik had won the ID People Award 2011 by ID World EMEA.