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Pakistan confirms introduction of biometric passports from June

Pakistan confirms introduction of biometric passports from June

The Pakistani Government confirmed it will start issuing biometric passports by June, Gulf News reports.

According to Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, Pakistan’s federal minister for interior, an unnamed German company will be responsible for the development and deployment of the new system in the country.

The supplier could be Berlin-based Veridos, which along with a partner won the contract for Denmark’s biometric passports earlier this year.

The upcoming biometric passport system is designed to simplify passport control procedures and reduce passengers’ identification times.

The new digital document will feature a biometric chip containing citizens’ fingerprint data, together with traditional passports’…

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