Pakistan to install facial recognition system at airports for security concerns

Facial Recognition System on Pakistani airports

A face is the primary identity of a human and plays a significant role in our communication with the society. That is the reason the facial recognition system is getting popular nowadays. The use of technologies like facial recognition system and biometric scanners is increasing rapidly for security purposes.

Keeping in view the latest trends in technologies, Pakistan is all set to install the face recognition systems at airports to make the security of the airports better.

As reported by the various media outlets, the government of Japan has agreed to extend a aid for the economic and social development program worth 200 million Japanese Yen equivalent to around Rs. 205 million to install face recognition systems at airports.

In this regard, Takashi Kurai, the Japanese ambassador to Pakistan signed an agreement with the Economic Affairs Division Secretary, Tariq Bajwa.

According to Mr. Kurai, the security enhancement is indispensable for successful socio-economic development in Pakistan. This new kind of security system would increase the safety of the passengers and the staff at the airport.

For the identification of the travelers, Pakistan wants to install this technology at all the airports. After the launch of this service, a significant decrease is expected in the number of crimes related to the illegal traveling, smuggling etc.

What is a Facial Recognition System?

A facial recognition system is a computer software. It can accurately recognize a person’s face captured using a camera. The software uses a set of facial database to identify a person. Contrary to biometric scanners, a facial recognition system does not require any physical interaction.

The smartphones running on Android or iOS operating system also come with this option of security. In developing countries, this system is already installed at most of the public places, like airports, railway stations, bus terminals, hospitals, and parks. Facial recognition system has more advantages and provides more useful information of a person to the law-enforcement agencies.

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