NADRA launches contactless biometric verification in banks

Profiting by specialized headways, and according to the solicitation of SBP, NADRA has dispatched the most recent Contactless Biometric Verification Services for the Banking and Payments Industry, making Pakistan one of the primary nations on the planet to execute this Technology on a National Level.

The assistance was dispatched during the visit of Dr. Reza Baqir, Governor State Bank to NADRA Headquarters, Islamabad.


The Banks in Pakistan will utilize the advanced application on PDAs catching and checking biometrics of the potential record holders from their homes. With the presentation of this computerized innovation, the Banking framework will take perspective change adding remote biometric catching innovation to the advanced financial framework.

The help is at first reached out to five (05) Banks designated by SBP for a pilot. Different banks and completely SBP authorized EMIs, after fulfillment of important customs will likewise be remembered for the pilot run. When the pilot is finished, this help will be reached out to all Banks/EMIs.

Talking on the event, Dr. Reza Baqir, Governor State Bank said, “This new portable based check administration for banks and Electronic Money Institutions is in accordance with SBP’s monetary incorporation drive while setting out freedom for fast on-boarding utilizing distant distinguishing proof and e-KYC highlights” He added, “early reception of this new innovation can possibly reach towards underserviced populace while it stretches out an extraordinary advantage to the monetary area as it will diminish the functional expenses, supporting delivering tension on Banks who have been contrarily affected during this Pandemic”.


At the event, Mr. Tariq Malik Chairman NADRA said, “We are tending to the need of great importance during this ongoing pandemic. This new innovation makes contactless unique finger impression procurement and coordinating with conceivable utilizing a savvy cell phone, giving an option in contrast to ordinary strategies for managing advanced monetary exchanges that might require particular hardware or visits to Bank Branches/Franchises. NADRA is pleased to keep up with its standing for presenting specialty mechanical patterns in the country. It is one more advance towards our point of making a strong National ID Eco-System in Pakistan”

Banks have begun improvement work to use this new help dispatched by NADRA last week. NADRA will likewise be offering this assistance to the Electronic Money Institutions (EMIs) just as branchless financial suppliers. Gaining by NADRA’s inventive item, the banks and EMIs are probably going to begin offering new advanced financial administrations to its clients whereby bank clients will actually want to open ledgers and wallets and manage biometric-based monetary exchanges utilizing their Mobile Phone Cameras from the simplicity of their homes.

“This won’t just alter how Banking and installments Services are presented in the nation yet will likewise praise the monetary incorporation drive,” said Chairman NADRA


NADRA presented a comparable versatile confirmation administration for Online ID Services (Pak ID) prior to that was dispatched by Prime Minister Imran Khan on 1 September 2021.

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