Facial Recognition system to be installed at Islamabad’s entry points

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NADRA has been directed to work on the RFID system with facial recognition technology for enhanced security

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Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan has instructed Islamabad Traffic Police that new technological identification methods should be adopted for traffic management during peak hours in the capital city.

Interior minister ordered concerned authorities for implementation of ‘smooth entry and exit’ proposal by installing Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) barriers at all entry and exit points of the federal capital by the end of May 2017.

The decision was announced after a high-level security meeting for the inter-city commuters and ‘enhanced security’ of the federal capital. This meeting was headed by Ch. Nisar Ali Khan at the Interior Ministry and attended by Acting Secretary Interior Tariq Mehmood Khan, Advocate General, Chief Commissioner Islamabad, Chairman of the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), the inspector general of Islamabad, and senior officers of Islamabad Capital Territory police.

The representatives of the Interior Ministry, the National Highway Authority and the Capital Development Authority also appeared in the meeting.  Nisar directed high authorities to make use of technology like Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) barriers and connect these points the Safe City central office.

Mr. Nisar asked high authorities to make use of technology like Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID). It was also decided that additional traffic lanes will be added to avoid possible traffic congestion.

Nisar Ali Khan showed displeasure during the briefing on the current state of traffic management on the main highways especially the roads linking the twin cities including the Express Highway, Kashmir Road and the Murree road.

The Minister asked that modern methods should be adopted for traffic management with distinct traffic flow plan for the peak hours and lean timings. The Minister advised ITP, NHA, CDA and NADRA for expeditious completion and operation of free lanes on the highways linking the twin cities.

He said that RFID tag system with distinct color would save the commuters from the hassles of frequent security checks at various police check points and would enable the ICT Police to ensure optimum utilization of its human resource.

Policing and counter-terrorism are laborious tasks that need continuous efforts and optimum utilization of all resources available. The Minister urged ICT Police and administration for greater attention towards improved emergency and response system in case any unfortunate incident.

Sayyar Gul
Sayyar Gul is doing his MS Computational Sciences & Engineering from National University of Science and Technology. He is technology enthusiast with keen interest in new technological developments from around the world.

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