Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


NADRA & Digital Pakistan

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Venue: JCR Hall, PIDE

Date : Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 11:00 AM PST
Moderator: Nadeem Ul Haque, Vice Chancellor, PIDE
Speaker : Muhammad Tariq Malik, Chairman, NADRA

Mr. Malik is a graduate from Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad and Heidelberg University, Germany in Computer Science and International Management respectively. He is a well- recognized academic of John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and Stanford University.

Mr. Tariq Malik has a rich experience in the field of digital technologies. He is currently serving as Chairman of National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), Pakistan. Before NADRA, he has worked as Chief Technical Advisor, United Nations Development Program (UNDP) where he was advising on ‘Digital Governance’ to 130+ member states across five regions of the world. Besides UNDP, he also has a unique experience of serving World Bank as a Senior Technical Consultant (CTC). He is one of the founding members of the World Bank’s program ‘ID for Development’ (#ID4D).

He has the honor of being included in the World’s 100 Most Influential People in ‘Digital Government’ by a European think tank – Apolitical. He was named among Top 100 Digital Influencers in the ‘Digital Community’ by One World Identity (OWI)- a New York based independent identity research and strategy think tank. He was declared as Teradata’s ‘CIO of the Year’ in 2012.

Mr. Tariq Malik introduced Pakistan’s first Smart ID card with 10-fingerprints and digital photograph in 2012. CNN called him ‘Man on Mission’ when he identified 3.5 million tax evaders in Pakistan using ‘Data Analytics’ coupled with biometrics. Pakistan became first country to introduce a smart mobile application “Pak-ID” for processing of identity documents from the convenience of home. Mr. Malik also developed the framework for Integrated Border Management. To acknowledge his valuable services, Government of Pakistan conferred upon him a coveted award – (Sitara-e-Imtiaz) in 2013.