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No sanitisation facilities available at Islamabad’s ATMs or shops

Bio-metric verification is on-going for local funds transfer

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March 20, 2020


Pakistan to introduce biometric screening for all national investment schemes

Commercial banks to help with verification process

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January 19, 2020


Everything you need to know about biometric verification

Explaining the hows, whys and whats of biometric verification

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June 27, 2019


88% voters biometrically verified through BVMs in NA-120 bye-poll: ECP

ISLAMABAD: Election Commission of Pakistan on Monday said that 88% voters were biometrically verified through Biometric Verification Machines (BVMs) in bye-election NA-120 Lahore. According to an official of ECP, the preliminary report indicated that out of 22,102 voters, 19,483 were successfully verified while 2,611 voters could not verified. He said that the remaining voters could…

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September 18, 2017


ECP to use biometric verification machines in NA-120

LAHORE: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) has decided to use biometric verification machines on experimental basis during Sept 17 by-elections in Lahore’s NA-120 constituency, Samaa reported Friday. According to our correspondent, the decision was taken at a high-level meeting of the ECP chaired by Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) retired Justice Sardar Raza Khan. It…

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August 25, 2017


Facebook loses first round in suit over storing biometric data

NEW YORK: Facebook Inc lost the first round in a court fight against some of its users who sued the social networking company, alleging it “unlawfully” collected and stored users’ biometric data derived from their faces in photographs. The judge presiding over the case in a California federal court on Thursday turned down Facebook’s motion…

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May 6, 2016


PTA blocks 26 mln unverified SIMs

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Sheikh Aftab Ahmed Friday informed the Senate that PTA had blocked 26 million unverified SIMs of different cellular companies under the biometric verification drive.

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October 9, 2015


Biometric verification of Mina martyrs begins

KARACHI: The process regarding the biometric verification of Mina martyrs has been initiated, as Saudi officials have begun taking fingerprints from the bodies. The data of fingerprints from the martyrs’ bodies will be matched with those present at the central data. The finalized list of martyrs will be compiled according to their respective nationalities only after…

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September 29, 2015


Biometric blessing for KPK education

The use of biometric system for attendance of teachers in Dir has yielded positive results in KPK. Watch Zahid Jan’s report.

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September 4, 2015


Siraj demands biometric machines again

KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) head Siraj-ul-Haq again called for the installation of biometric system for the by-elections of NA-246, Karachi scheduled to be held on April 23. Speaking to media persons on Monday, Haq said his party wants to see free and fair elections. “If government can carry out biometric verification of cellular phone SIMs across…

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April 20, 2015


ECP rules out biometric machines for NA-246 by-polls

KARACHI: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday ruled out the possibility of installing biometric machines for the upcoming by-election of NA-246, Karachi. “We cannot afford the use of biometric machines due to technical reasons,” Babar Yaqboob, Secretary of Election Commission of Pakistan,” told media persons in Karachi. He said that 7, 300 policemen…

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April 18, 2015


Biometric system for NA-246 by-polls not possible: ECP

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday expressed its inability to use biometric system in the upcoming NA-246 by-elections due to technical constraints, Samaa reported. ECP expressed its inability to cope with limited time they have before elections to implement the biometric system while adding that amendments in the law are also required…

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April 18, 2015


Apex committee okays biometric system for Karachi by-polls

KARACHI: Sindh Apex Committee on Friday agreed to install biometric system for the upcoming by-election of Karachi scheduled to be held on April 23. The decision was made in a meeting attended by Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah, Governor Ishratul Ebad, Corps Commander Karachi Naveed Mukhtar, DG Rangers Maj-Gen Bilal Akbar and other officials….

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April 17, 2015


Biometric voting, CCTV cameras not possible in NA-246 by-polls

HYDERABAD: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah Wednesday said ensuring biometric voting and installation of CCTV cameras at each polling station of NA-246 is not possible. Talking to media here, Shah said that his government would not be able to provide the facilities required by the Rangers due to shortage of time. He said…

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April 15, 2015


NA-246 by-elections: ECP considering biometric verification

KARACHI: Election Commission of Pakistan is considering using biometric system in the by-elections of NA-246 in Karachi after getting a letter of Rangers requesting usage of biometric machines, Samaa reported. Rangers wrote a letter to National Database Regulatory Authority (NADRA) on Tuesday calling for the installation of biometric system for the upcoming elections in Karachi….

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April 15, 2015


Rangers demand biometric machines for NA-246 by-polls

KARACHI: Paramilitary rangers force wrote a letter to National Database Regulatory Authority (NADRA) on Tuesday, calling for the installation of biometric system for the upcoming election of NA-246, Karachi. In its letter, Rangers demanded that CCTV cameras be installed at 769 polling booths in addition to 213 polling stations. It demanded 372 biometric machines for…

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April 14, 2015


Long queues witnessed for SIMs' biometric verification

RAWALPINDI: Long queues have been witnessed at the cellular companies' centers after the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) directed them to complete the re-verification process of subscriber identification modules (SIMs) through biometric devices till February 26. There was unusual hustle and bustle at all mobile phone companies' customer service centers, franchises and authorized retail outlets equipped with…

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February 11, 2015


KPK unwilling to use biometric system for LB polls

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned till Dec 8 its hearing into a case pertaining to local bodies’ elections in Sindh and Punjab, Samaa reported. During today’s hearing, the apex court bench led by CJP Justice Nasir-ul-Mulk expressed dissatisfaction over government reports about arrangements for the polls in the Sindh, Punjab and KPK. Advocate…

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December 1, 2014


Biometric verification essential for new mobile SIMs

ISLAMABAD: The government has made biometric verification essential for activation of new mobile SIMs. According to a spokesperson of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, the scheme will come into effect from Friday. The spokesman said only those customer service centers of mobile companies, franchises and authorized retail outlets will be allowed sale of mobile SIMs and customer…

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July 30, 2014


Advanced biometric scanners installed at Pak-Afghan border crossing

Staff ReportPESHAWAR: Pakistan has installed the most advanced biometric scanners at Pak-Afghan border to carry out search of vehicles, SAMAA reports. According to FC officials, the most advanced scanners are being used at Pak-Afghan border to search the vehicles crossing into Pakistan from Afghanistan. The step has been taken in the wake of Chaman bomb…

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January 30, 2013


Biometric border posts to become operational soon: Malik

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: Senior Advisor on Interior Affairs Rehman Malik hopes biometric checkposts installed at Pak-Afghan border with the Canada’s cooperation will be operational soon. He was speaking to Canadian High Commissioner who called on Malik today (Friday).Malik thanked the Canadian envoy for his cooperation on Pak-Afghan Border Control Management. He hoped that Pak-Canada talks scheduled…

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July 6, 2012

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