Tag Archives: Pakistan

Pakistan – Senate Standing Committee to recommend issuance of NOC to NSPC/PSPC

By | January 6, 2018

KARACHI: Standing Committee of Senate on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs will recommend government to issue no objection certificate (NOC) to both Pakistan Security Printing Press (PSPC) and National Security Printing Corporation (NSPC) so that they may also offer its services to the private sector. Chairman of the Committee, Senator Saleem Mandviwalla talking to APP Friday, following a… Read More »

Pakistan to issue e-passports in 2018

By | December 13, 2017

LAHORE: Pakistan will start issuing e-passports from March 2018, said Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday. Earlier, Passports and Immigration Director General Usman Bajwa signed the contract with a representative of private French company Gemalto. Former interior minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan approved e-passports last year. E-passports will first be available for diplomats and the citizens would be issued… Read More »

IDEMIA Launches Pakistan’s first EMV Certified Payment Cards Personalization Center

By | November 8, 2017

COLOMBES, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IDEMIA, the world leader in trusted identities for an increasingly digital world, supports financial institutions in Pakistan with their EMV (Europay Mastercard Visa) migration phase. Oberthur Technologies, renamed IDEMIA following its merger with Safran Identity & Security (Morpho), has been operating a personalization center in Karachi for several years. Strengthening its commitment to the market, IDEMIA… Read More »

Now transgenders in Pak can use their guru’s name in place of parents in ID, say authorities

By | September 28, 2017

For the first time, transgenders in Pakistan can use the name of their ‘gurus’ as parents in their computerised national identity cards, authorities have said. The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), the country’s computerised national identity cards (CNICs) issuing authority, informed this to the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday, during the hearing of a plea of… Read More »

You will now be getting a smart vehicle registration card for your car in Pakistan

By | July 15, 2017

The excise bureau of Punjab has declared that smart card will replace one’s vehicle’s enrollment book. The new reported smart card will highlight a close field communication chip which will show the data viewing the vehicle, for example, the chassis number of the vehicle and the expiry date of the token assessment. Additionally, it will likewise hold the… Read More »

Pakistan – SBP acquires Security Printing Corporation

By | July 6, 2017

KARACHI: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) acquired the banknote- and prize bond-printing functions of Pakistan Security Printing Corporation (PSPC) from the federal government on Wednesday. According to a press release, other functions of PSPC such as the printing of passports, national identity cards and stamp papers have been separated and vested in National Security Printing Company Private… Read More »

Pakistan – Askari Bank, UnionPay sign agreement for debit card issuance

By | June 13, 2017

BEIJING: Askari Bank Limited (AKBL) and UnionPay International, one of the world’s largest payment schemes, has entered into an agreement to issue UnionPay QuickPass (NFC) and EMV Chip Cards in Pakistan.  The initiative will allow AKBL customers to enjoy convenience of contactless payments ‘TAP & GO’ while keeping the payments safe and secure.  The agreement would allow AKBL… Read More »

Pakistan – CNICs of 45,000 Balochistan employees found fake

By | May 21, 2017

QUETTA –  More than 45,000 government employees of Balochistan have been found ghost having fake or incorrect national identity cards. Ghost employees have been traced in the province after verification of the national identity cards of all 295,000 government employees through National Database Registration Authority (Nadra). As per a private TV channel’s reports, the Balochistan government, earlier, inked… Read More »

Meezan Bank, MasterCard Launch Pakistan’s First Contact Less Payment Solution

By | March 28, 2017

KARACHI: Meezan Bank, the first and largest Islamic bank of Pakistan, in partnership with MasterCard, a leading company in the global payments industry, has announced to launch Pakistan’s first contactless card solution. Card solution is an innovative product that has been developed to further strengthen the country’s digital payment eco-system, says release here on Monday. Meezan Bank’s new… Read More »

UnionPay Signs Agreement with DIBP for NFC, EMV Card

By | March 18, 2017

UnionPay International, the Global Leading Payment Network and Dubai Islamic Bank Pakistan (DIBP), Pakistan’s premier banking institution have entered into a historic agreement to issue UnionPay QuickPass (NFC) and EMV Chip Cards in Pakistan. With this initiative, DIBP will become the first Islamic bank in Pakistan to issue UnionPay QuickPass (NFC) enabled cards to its customers that allow… Read More »