MULTAN - National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) Regional Director General Lt Col (r) Muhammad Safdar has said that special efforts are being made to boost the ratio of women's registration as the said ratio is very low and highly disproportional compared to that of men.

Talking to The Nation/Nawa-e-Waqt here on Saturday, he pointed out that women constituted about 52 per cent of total national population while their registration ratio stood bellow 37 per cent. He added that the Nadra Multan launched a number of initiatives like registration fairs in rural areas and functions in collaboration with NGOs to convince women to get themselves registered.

He revealed that the Nadra had introduced a comprehensive and latest system to check and save the data of people coming to and going out of the country. He added that the system was being installed at all entry and exit points of the country.

To a query, he said that four Nadra outlets offered services to the masses in Multan currently but yet two more centres were needed.

He said that he had to face multiple challenges when he took charge of Multan region but his team worked with utmost dedication as a result of which Multan region succeeded in making landmark achievements.

"Our achievements include registration of women, issuance of Watan Cards to the flood affectees and issuance of smart card under Benazir Income Support Programme," he added.

He disclosed that the workers of Nadra Multan region remained on duty during a tough agitation period when the workers of all other regions went on strike.

Man injured brother over property dispute: A young man was critically injured by his brother over a ancestral property dispute the other day.

Reportedly, Irfan, a resident of Mohalalh Nawab Colony and his elder brother Manzoor had a dispute over the inherited property.

They exchanged harsh words over the issue. Thereupon Manzoor allegedly opened firing on Irfan due to which he sustained injures. The City Police registered a case against the accused.