Govt to ensure transparency in biometric verification system


ISLAMABAD, Jan 7 (APP): Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecom, Anusha Rahman Thursday said that transparency, reliability and efficiency would be ensured in biometric verification system.

The minister expressed these remarks while chairing a meeting to discuss aspects related to biometric verification of the voters.

The meeting was attended by senior officials of Election Commission of Pakistan. NADRA and various vendors specializing in developing biometric solutions.

Earlier in October 2015, Ministery of IT, on request of the sub-committee of the Parliamentary Committee on Election Reforms, had held demonstrations and evaluated the EVM solutions presented by vendors.

The efforts of the ministry were appreciated by the committee.

Today’s meeting took stock regarding technical feasibilty of secure biometric verification solutions as suggested by NADRA that could potentially be used during elections.

The preliminary requirements and capabilities were explained to the vendors to be incorporated in the final specifications of desired hardware.