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Biometric banking services introduced for Pakistan expats, Ukraine payments, and crypto traders

A remote biometric registration and onboarding process is being introduced to allow Pakistani citizens overseas to directly open bank accounts…

 

Pakistan uses biometric authentication to issue transit cards, disburse millions in cash relief

Before officially inaugurating the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in Peshawar, Pakistan has started using biometrics to issue 100,000 free…

 

Digital identity for financial services present pandemic recovery opportunity and challenge for banks and governments

The adoption of digital financial services will be accelerated by the pandemic, with corresponding impacts to digital identity, according to…

 

Digital driver’s licenses being introduced in Pakistan, South Korea, Turkey

In partnership with Punjab Information Technology Board, Pakistan is introducing a digital driving license system for Punjab citizens to optimize…

 

Will smart cities in Belt and Road Initiative bring Xinjiang-style facial recognition to other countries?

Much of the digital security apparatus operated in Xinjiang by China’s government, including biometric facial recognition, is making its way…

 

Biometric cash relief payments system in Pakistan shows positive results with $695M disbursed

Pakistan’s biometric COVID-19 benefits scheme, Ehsaas Emergency Cash, has disbursed 112 billion Pakistani Rupees (roughly US$695 million), The International News reports,…

 

Biometric verification failing for some government crisis grant recipients in India and Pakistan

Postal workers in the Hisar region of India’s Haryana State have delivered 19.4 million Rupees (roughly US$260,000) directly to recipients…

 

Pakistan mobile providers request lower biometric verification fees from NADRA

One of the first orders of business of a new industry group for mobile network operators in Pakistan is having…

 

India and Pakistan use national biometric systems to secure cash relief distribution

The Indian government’s Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) welfare program has released more than INRs 280 billion (roughly US$3.66…

 

Pakistan adopts biometric tech for insurance purchase, inclusive banking

Pakistan’s interest in advanced biometric technology has led to a number of investments in the country, ranging from biometric verification…

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