Press Release: National Bank of Pakistan and Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP), signed an agreement for E-Challan and payments system in Islamabad Capital precinct. The partnership is to enable the issuance of paperless challan to the driver through a hand held smart phone mobile application along with electronic receipt to driver via SMS.
The state of the art solution that will be deployed by NBP is to digitize the issuance mechanism as well as the payment collection at JCash (JS Bank’s Branchless Banking) outlets along with its Mobile Wallets.
The agreement was signed by Mr. Saeed Ahmed – CEO/President National Bank of Pakistan and IG Islamabad Mr. Sultan-e-Azam Temuri, in the presence of senior officials including Mr. Mudassir H. Khan – SEVP/Group Chief Payment Services & Digital Banking Group from NBP, Mr. Khurram Shaikh, SEVP/Group Head Digital Banking from JS Bank, Mr. Malik Matloob– SSP Traffic, and other delegates.
This initiative of NBP and ITP, will bring transparency as well as convenience for both the general public of Islamabad and the ITP officials; to receive real time confirmation of e-challan along with opening of thousands of outlets for challan payments for the ease of public, as they would not have to look for a bank to pay challan after waiting in long queues.
This solution was originally conceived by Mr Azfar Jamal – EVP/Head of Innovation & E-Banking for NBP, Mr. Malik Matloob – SSP Traffic Islamabad and Noman Azhar – SVP/Country Head Branchless Banking & Digital Implementation for JS Bank, who along with their teams made tremendous efforts to bring this initiative to fruition.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Saeed Ahmed said
“This service offers simplification of work, which leads to time saving, and minimizes book entry errors as everything will be done digitally. Leveraging the bank’s financial expertise coupled with the extensive network of J-Cash and our other partner organizations; we are continuously striving to provide digital solutions to meet financial needs of the general public of Pakistan. NBP will also add more payments channels to create further ease to general public including M-Wallet, Plastic, ATMs etc.”
He emphasized on continuous training needs to ensure that the solutions creates the real benefit, although NBP has already conducted 3 training sessions for ITP officials but regular trainings and public awareness will bring the real outcome of this digitization.
He further said,
“This solution will also help ITP in building a database that can be analyzed to further improve their systems, for enforcement and safety, and for performance evaluation of their officers”
Sharing his views IG Islamabad Mr. Temuri said,
“This is a very special day for Islamabad Traffic Police, as it takes lead in providing the digital solution that is the first initiative. In our Safe City initiatives, we shall strive to make extensive use of digital facilities. We are extremely proud and happy to partner with NBP, which has resulted in this solution, designed to facilitate not only our traffic officials but also the general public at large. Convenience has become a necessity of time and we are glad that NBP along with their strategic partners, is taking the lead in ensuring not only ITP, but the general public experiences the ease of technology”.
Mr. Khurram Shaikh, Group Head Digital Banking for JS Bank, while commenting on this milestone, said,
“Our partnership with NBP and Islamabad Police is an amazing opportunity and we are really looking forward to bring a positive change for the people of Pakistan.”
Digitization of Person to Government payments will prove to be one of the most effective ways to include people financially and build the required eco-system in Pakistan. NBP will also add all its partner organizations for the collection including Jazzcash, easypaisa and others.