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Japan to help Pakistan with face recognition system for airports


Japan has agreed to fund a face recognition system that will be deployed at Pakistan’s major airports.

Tokyo has revealed plans issue a grant of $4.46 million to install Facial Recognition System at three key airports in Pakistan to better security.

An agreement was signed on Friday by Japanese Ambassador Takashi Kurai and Economic Affairs Secretary Tariq Mahmood Pasha.

Japan International Cooperation Agency fund will a project to be implemented at Multan International Airport in Multan, Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore and Benazir International Airport in Islamabad.

The $4.46 million grant has been provided to Pakistan under ‘Economic and Social Development Program’ of Japan for developing countries.

Last year, the Japanese government provided 200m yens for installing an advanced face recognition system at the Karachi airport which is being implemented.

Last year, Japan said it will provide an Advanced Face Recognition System to Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority using Japanese technologies, officials said, without giving further details.