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Shakeel Anjum
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
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Islamabad:

 

The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has implemented integrated border management system (IBMS) at Gwadar International Airport and new land border Gabadt.

 

According to Nadra spokesperson, Nadra Chairman Tariq Malik has said that the authority has converted huge amount of manual legacy data into digital information to crack down illegal immigration. “We have built capacity of FIA and helped them so that they can help themselves by making using of state-of-art technology to do their core job - combating human trafficking and international terrorism,” he said.

 

The system is designed and tailored specifically as per immigration laws of Pakistan, which helps prevent illegal entry, use of counterfeit documents, human smuggling, and other travel fraud. IBMS is now operational at Pak-Iran border. Nadra is the partner for the implementation of IBMS for Federal Immigration Authority to replace the existing PISCES system at all the entry and exist points including airport, railway stations and land routes.

 

IBMS is already operational on all major international airports including Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Quetta. NADRA also implemented IBMS and land border between Pak-Afghan border at Torkham, and rail route between Pakistan-India at Khorapar. It has been designed to document and store the entire process starting from visa issuance till departure and arrivals from the country thus preventing illegal human trafficking as well as illegal immigrants to flee from the country. IBMS has been equipped with the latest technologies like advance fingerprint matching, digital facial recognition system, specialized handling for different categories of travellers.