NADRA Working On Bridging The Gap Between UAE And Pakistan
NADRA is an independent autonomous agency in Pakistan that assists with the storage of
important information that has usually been gathered through online databases, Along with this,
the National Database and Registration Authority assists with the management of sensitive
registration databases of all of the people in Pakistan. It also plays a role in the registration of the
people for an online national computerised identity card. Although independent, the agency falls
under the Ministry of Interior which is part of the Government of Pakistan and their main job is to
keep all the information that they gathered safe, to prevent it from being stolen or the random
issue with identity theft. NADRA assists with the process of allowing people with a dual
citizenship passport to apply for the NICOP document allowing them to enter and leave Pakistan
without constantly having to apply for a visa.
Is There A Connection Between The People Of Pakistan And Dubai?
There are no specific visas to be applied for, allowing people from Pakistan to easily travel to the
UAE. If they would like to make the trip, they would need to be sponsored by someone from the
gulf or apply for a tourist visa. This is rather ironic since there are a ton of similarities between
Pakistan and the Middle East. For instance, the United Arab Emirates currently houses about 1.2
million Pakistanis with over 400,000 of them based in Dubai itself. Statistically speaking the
Pakistan population in Dubai comprises of 13% of Dubai’s overall population making them the
third largest ethnic group in the Emirate, right after Indians and native Emiratis.
The major difference between Dubai and Karachi is that Dubai is open to everything and has a lot
of the different types of foods available year-round. Pakistan too is open to change and other
foods and they do have other restaurants there, but overall they would favour their local cuisine.
They eat bun kebabs, but they always favour biryanis which are eaten almost everywhere. Other
than that the overall local cuisine is quite similar. Another major similarity between the UAE and
Pakistan is that they are both majorly Islamic nations. UAE has always been in the understanding
of Pakistan’s contribution to key institutions in the Emirates such as armed forces, police, health
and education, and has reciprocated in the same friendly manner.
What Are The Uses Of The NADRA website?
The NADRA Card website allows people to apply for their computerised identification cards
without the tedious process of having to make multiple trips to the office. Additionally, the
website has a list of all the documents that people would need if they were trying to go through
the process themselves. This allows them to gather the documents at their convenience and
begin and complete the process themselves in one go. The website does arrange for a date
when the people would have to the office to provide their photograph and their biometric
Additional services the website provides are allowing people to know where the NADRA centres
are. This is very useful for people who are not in an area they are familiar with. If they are
interested in sorting out their identification needs, they can do this through the website.
Furthermore, the website allows people to complain about the NADRA Card process, especially if
it is not working the way that it should. They would be able to look into this and this might also be
something that they can work on fixing so the applicants would be able to deal with a smooth
Overall, the NADRA card is used as an identification document, overall, being created to allow
the Pakistan Government to track their people’s whereabouts around the world. This is also a
significant document when it comes to getting an application for a passport. Seeing how
connected the two nations are, it would come as no surprise if the NADRA document assisted
people in getting their visa to the Middle East.