All major Telecom Companies; Warid, Telenor and Ufone, in accordance with the regulations of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), have successfully started implementing Biometric Verification System, at their Business Centers and Franchises all over Pakistan.
Telecom industry of Pakistan has long been struggling with un-registered and un-verified SIMs. All regulatory and industry efforts made so far have proven insufficient to get rid of unregistered SIMs from the market. Despite all these steps and blockade of millions of SIMs, the issue of unregistered and illegal SIMs remained unresolved. PTA issued a strict policy, few months back that demanded all cellular companies to eliminate unregistered SIMS from the country.
The Biometric Verification System by AKSA-SDS comes with a modern fingerprint facility, where each customer is required to record a thumb impression, which is then matched in real-time with NADRA’s database. Doing so ensures no customer can purchase a new SIM on CNIC that is fake or doesn’t belong to the customer. This has reduced the risk of SIM issuance against fake identity to almost zero. The Biometric Verification System is designed and engineered using the experience of AKSA-SDS team with latest technologies and best practices in Biometrics and Enterprise Software Development.
As global security remains top of mind for the Government of Pakistan, prior to our Biometric Verification System deployment, SIM verification methods were all prone to frauds. AKSA-SDS is proud of State-of-the-art Biometric Verification System which supports the government in its efforts to meet threats effectively by ensuring the overall safety of all citizens.