Tag Archives: Middle East

Jordan bags Regional ID Document of the Year 2018 award

By | February 24, 2018

Amman, Feb. 24 (Petra) — Jordan has won the Regional ID Document of the Year 2018 award, recently announced at the High Security Printing (EMEA) Conference in the Polish capital of Warsaw. The award was received by Director-General of the Civil Status and Passports Department, Fawaz Al-Shahwan, during his participation in the annual conference held between February 19… Read More »

Kuwait wins best electronic passport prize for 2018

By | February 21, 2018

KUWAIT, Feb 21 (KUNA) — The Ministry of Interior announced on Wednesday wining the “outstanding achievement for the best electronic passport for 2018” prize during its participation in the annual international convention, The High Security Printing Europe, Middle East and Europe Conference, held in Poland between February 19-21. The Ministry’s General Department of Public Relations and Security Media… Read More »

Old Israeli ‘Rav Kav’ Smart Card May No Longer Work; Riders Urged To Upgrade

By | February 21, 2018

  The Ministry of Transportation calls for holders of Rav Kav smart cards issued before 2016 to replace them, before they are restricted. Hundreds of thousands of Israelis holding Rav Kav smart cards issued by Egged before 2016 will have to replace them. The Ministry of Transportation and Egged invite the veteran card holders, those with cards without… Read More »

Afghanistan – Paktia youth warn against sabotaging e-NICs process

By | February 19, 2018

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Youth Jirga from Loya Paktia has thrown its weight behind the issuance of electronic National Identity Cards (e-NICs) and demanded legal action against those trying to sabotage the national process. Abdul Hakem Safi, head of the Youth Loya Jirga, told reporters in Kabul that if issued e-NICs would help reduce crimes, ensure transparent elections. He warned powerful… Read More »

Afghanistan – Electronic ID Cards Roll-Out To Start In Kabul Soon

By | February 16, 2018

The electronic National Identity Card department will start the issuance of the new ID cards in Kabul in the near future, head of the office, Rohullah Ahmadzai said.   The cards, he said, will include nationality and ethnicity information of the card holders.  He said President Ashraf Ghani, First Lady Rula Ghani and Second Vice President Mohammad Sarwar… Read More »

Pakistan – Vehicle registration books to be replaced with ‘smart cards’

By | February 8, 2018

LAHORE: The Excise, Taxation and Narcotics Control Department is likely to launch automated vehicle registration cards by April, replacing the current registration books. The initiative would be piloted from Lahore in March and later no new book would be issued as they run out of stock. Subsequently motorists will be issued smart cards instead of registration books. The… Read More »

Pakistan – PSP condemns NADRA’s delay in issuing ID cards

By | January 29, 2018

KARACHI: Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP) Secretary General Raza Haroon on Monday condemned National Database Regulatory Authority’s (NADRA) delaying tactics regarding the issuance of National Identity Cards (NIC) to the citizens. He further stated that depriving the people of their NICs is a violation of the constitution, the rule of law and the fundamental rights. He also met with the… Read More »

1LINK Selects Gemalto PURE White-label EMV Technology For PayPak- Domestic Payment Scheme

By | January 29, 2018

Karachi,(UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 29th Jan, 2018 ):1LINK, Pakistan’s largest payment processing body, announced its selection of Gemalto PURE white label payment technology for enabling “Chip and PIN” for its Domestic Payment Scheme, PayPak. The solution will enable 1LINK member banks to launch EMV-compliant contact and contactless cards, mobile payments, Host Card Emulator (HCE) and other digital services. This new… Read More »

Pakistan – Over 58,000 fake CNICs detected by NADRA

By | January 28, 2018

ISLAMABAD:  The Interior Ministry on Saturday informed the Senate that the country’s top database authority detected more than 58,000 fake or suspicious national identity cards, which have now been “temporarily digitally impounded in NADRA’s database”. The upper house of parliament was informed that during the re-verification drive it had been noticed that not only some Pakistanis had obtained… Read More »

More Chinese nationals arrested in Pakistan ATM heist

By | January 11, 2018

ISLAMABAD: The arrest of two Chinese nationals involved in ATM skimming on Wednesday has alarmed security officials who have apprehended numerous Chinese individuals committing cybercrimes in Pakistan since last year. The two foreigners were apprehended stealing financial data from a Karachi ATM owned by Pakistan’s largest bank, Habib Bank Limited, which has been previously targeted. “The two Chinese… Read More »

Afghanistan – Abdullah supports delay in distribution of E-ID cards

By | January 8, 2018

Kabul: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. Abdullah on Sunday announced support for the postponement of distributing electronic National Identity Cards (e-NICs) and urged the process be initiated after a unanimous agreement between the stakeholders. Addressing at Cabinet meeting, he said important discussions were ongoing on the issue and the distribution of the computerised ID cards was directly linked… Read More »

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 »

Afghanistan – MPs continue to differ over much-awaited census law

By | January 3, 2018

KABUL (Pajhwok): Wolesi Jirga members on Wednesday continued to differ over the decision of a joint parliamentary commission on the population census law. Some lower house members called the decision as ‘legal’ while others demanded further debate on the amendment of Article six of the controversial law. The process of issuing the much-awaited computerized National Identity Cards (e-NICs) was expected to… Read More »

Afghanistan – President busy, e-ID cards issuance postponed

By | January 2, 2018

The Population Registration Department (PRD) head on Tuesday said the process of issuing electronic national identity (e-NIC) cards has been postponed to next week because of the president’s busy schedule. Homayoon Mohtat, PRD head, said his office was ready to start issuing the computerized ID cards but the Administrative Office of the President had told them that President… Read More »

Afghanistan – Issuance of e-ID cards to begin in 2 days: Senators

By | December 31, 2017

The process of issuing electronic national identity cards (eNIC) will start in the next two days, a number of Meshrano Jirga or Senate members said on Sunday. They said the first e-NIC would be issued to the president and the chief executive officer (CEO).Senator Zalmai Zabuli from southern Zabul province, told today’s session that ID cards would be issued in… Read More »

Jan. 1 marks mass birthday in Afghanistan, where many just have to guess

By | December 31, 2017

KABUL – Jan. 1 is Samad Alawi’s birthday. It is also the birthday of his wife, his two sons, 32 of his friends and thousands of other Afghans — a date chosen for convenience by a generation who do not know when they were born. In the absence of birth certificates or official records, many Afghans have long used… Read More »

Afghanistan – Electronic National ID cards distribution to kick off next week: Danish

By | December 25, 2017

The Vice President of Afghanistan Mohammad Sarwar Danish has said the distribution process of the electronic national identity cards will kick off next week. Speaking during a gathering in Kabul, Danish said the distribution process will be launched next week. Danish further added that the persistent issues in the electoral bodies will also be resolved in the near… 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 »