In a grand ceremony in IG Office Islamabad, National Bank of Pakistan and Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP), signed an agreement for E-Challan and payments system in Islamabad Capital precinct. This partnership will enable the issuance of paperless challan to the driver through a mobile application along with the electronic receipt to the driver via SMS.
This state of the art solution being deployed by NBP will digitize the issuance mechanism as well as the payment collection at JCash (JS Bank’s Branchless Banking) outlets along with its Mobile Wallets.
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 ques.
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, CEO/President National Bank of Pakistan said; “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 the general public including M-Wallet, Plastic, ATMs etc.”
He emphasized on continuous training needs to ensure that the solutions create the real benefit, although NBP has already conducted 3 training sessions for ITP officials, regular training, 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: “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.”
Expressing his views on this great achievement, Mr. Khurram Shaikh, Group Head Digital Banking for JS Bank said “Our partnership with NBP and Islamabad Police is an awesome 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.