PM inaugurated smart NID cards distribution

NIDMNA Editorial Desk: Prime minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the circulation of much- awaited machine readable smart national identity (NID) cards on Sunday among 10 crore citizens.

Sheikh Hasina unlocked the procedure through giving biometric details, impression of 10 fingers and picture of her iris at a programme held at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital, reported news agency.

The supply of NID cards will begin in two city corporations in Dhaka and in now-defunct Dashiarchhara enclave in Fulbari upazila in Kurigram from tomorrow. Then smart cards would be distributed at upazila, municipality, union and ward levels in phases.

According to the Election Commission, the number of voters in the country is now about 10 crore. A total of 8,10,58,698 citizens got laminated NID cards eight years ago for the first time.


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