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Verify your biometrics this month or face bank account suspension

May 17 , 2019

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People with accounts at any Pakistani bank have to have their biometrics verified before May 31. If they don’t, their bank accounts are going to be suspended.

The State Bank of Pakistan has issued these guidelines to all banks in the country, which in turn have been sending SMS to account holders like this one.

The State Bank wants all accounts to be biometrically verified as part of its crackdown against money laundering and terrorism funding. It wants to verify that all account holders are registered with NADRA.

All account holders need to have their accounts verified. This includes low-risk accounts, foreign currency accounts and bulk opening propositions (like salary accounts).

According to the SBP, it is applicable to all customers (irrespective of nature and currency of account) whose identity documents are biometrically verifiable from NADRA.

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    Nayyer   May 18, 2019 11:42 pm/ Reply

    If a person living out of country, how he can get biometric verification?
    Please advise

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    Rizwan   May 19, 2019 1:46 pm/ Reply

    What about overseas Pakistani

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    Saleha perveen   May 20, 2019 1:14 pm/ Reply

    Signal are not coming from the SIM

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    Zainab Hossain   May 21, 2019 6:35 am/ Reply

    If a person is out of the country and if for any reason cannot return immediately, how can he get biometric verification?????? although it was done in 2017, Please advise.

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    Anonymous   May 22, 2019 7:16 pm/ Reply


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    Roshan Ara   May 23, 2019 8:58 am/ Reply

    For people who are out of country should provide proof to banks that they are not in Pakistan with the reason i.e. medical, education, job etc. For example a person residing in US for medical reasons should provide his Medical certificates attested from embassy

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    Araaa   May 23, 2019 9:00 am/ Reply

    Submit proof for out of country attested by embassy

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