Pakistan Introduces New Identification System At Borders

Posted August 28th, 2012 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Pakistan is replacing a U.S.-developed personal identification system at its airports and border crossings with a domestically developed software.

Dawn News service reported Tuesday that the new Integrated Border Management System, or IBMS, was installed at 120 other entry and exit points, most recently at Torkham crossing on Pakistan's border with Afghanistan.

The new system is linked with the National Database and registration Authority , Federal Investigation Agency and Interpol.

Interior Minister Rehman Malik inaugurated the installation of IBMS at Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport Saturday, saying it will help prevent the entry of terrorists into the country and curb cross-border crime.

Malik also said the validity of Pakistan's passports issued after September 15 will be increased from five to 10 years.