Islamabad – 28 June 2018: JazzCash has collaborated with National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) to provide fee collection service to Bureau of Emigration & Overseas Employment. From now onwards, all Pakistani citizens pursuing overseas employment can pay the application fee through the JazzCash Mobile Account or any of the nationwide JazzCash retailers.
Sharing thoughts on this collaboration, Saeed Ahmad, President & CEO – NBP, stated, “This partnership with JazzCash allows us to not only simplify work at our end, but also leads to time saving and convenience for the applicants. Leveraging the bank’s financial expertise coupled with the strength of JazzCash’s extensive network, we are continuously striving to provide digital solutions to the financial needs of our customers.”
“Our partnership with NBP goes from strength to strength, as we both share the common goal of utilizing technology to provide ease to our customers. By making the application fee payment process for emigration and overseas employment more convenient, we are looking to help millions of Pakistanis by saving them from unnecessary hassles, added Aniqa Afzal Sandhu, Chief Digital & MFS Officer - Jazz.
As per official figures, more than 1 million people applied for their overseas employment and emigration in 2017. These candidates had to fill the fee form and visit the nearest NBP branch for payment, which was quite a hassle considering the long queues at these branches – with the process usually taking two days. By utilizing JazzCash’s service, the process time will now drastically reduce to a matter of mere minutes.
NBP and JazzCash have also partnered to introduce digital payments collection facility for Passport Fee Payments, Tax payments at Baluchistan’s Excise and Taxation Department and Public Service Commission Fee payments.