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PIA Adopt Australian Technology to Combat Airport Visa Fraud

PIA Adopt Australian Technology to Combat Airport Visa Fraud

Karachi: Modern Australian Technology Boosts Border Security at Jinnah International Airport

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Immigration department at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi has received advanced technology from Australia. This technology aims to enhance border security and combat the use of fake visas in human trafficking.

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has generously donated 17 pieces of modern equipment to the FIA Immigration department. These tools include Magnifiers, Ultraviolet Radiation Lights, and Security Laminate Verifiers. With these machines, FIA immigration officials can now better detect counterfeit passports and visas, ensuring a more thorough screening process for travellers.

Muhammad Rashid Bhatti, Assistant Director of FIA Immigration, expressed gratitude for this valuable equipment. He highlighted its critical role in strengthening border security and fighting illegal activities at the airport.

Prior to this development, the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) made the decision to install Electronic gates (E-gates) at airports across the country. The first phase of the E-gate project is already underway in major international airports like Islamabad, Allama Iqbal, and Jinnah International Airport. The Aviation Secretary and the Director-General of the Civil Aviation Authority (DGCAA) are overseeing this project.

To ensure the success of the E-gate project, input and suggestions have been gathered from various national institutions, including the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) passports, and FIA immigration departments. Following board approval, tenders will be issued for the E-gate project.


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