Pakistan and Somalia have inked an agreement for a grant of 10.500 million dollars and provision of technical assistance for the development of Somalia’s National Identification System.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi witnessed the signing ceremony here Wednesday. As part of the initiative, National Database and Registration Authority will develop and supply technology, software and equipment which will enable the Government of Somalia to have a state-of-the-art national data and citizen registration system.

This new system will be use for both offline and online identification, voting, pension disbursement, social and financial inclusion programs and other services related to security like scrutiny process including biometrics and verification.

Speaking on the occasion, the Somalian State Minister for Interior Mr. Abdullahi Farah Wehliye thanked the Government of Pakistan for its assistance in the development of National ID System of Somalia.

He said the opening of Pakistan’s Embassy in Mogadishu would further strengthen the friendly relations of the two countries.

Minister for Finance Dr Miftah Ismail reciprocated the warm sentiments of the Somalian Minister and said that Pakistan values its ties with the Government and people of Somalia.

MAY 23, 2018