The Multan International Airport (MIAP) has recently introduced the Facial Recognition System, becoming the fourth airport in Pakistan to have this technology at its disposal, according to a spokesperson from the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) on Friday.
Previously, the system was already in operation at airports in Lahore, Karachi, and Islamabad. The spokesperson explained that the implementation of the Facial Recognition System would provide significant assistance to the border authorities at MIAP. One of the benefits of the system is that it would help prevent the illegal transportation of individuals into and out of the country.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the Civil Aviation Authority officials received training from Japan International Cooperation System (JICS) officials regarding the installation, operation, and maintenance of the system.
The spokesperson emphasized that the efforts of the Japanese and Pakistani governments to enhance airport security were continuing, and he added, “The cooperation between Japanese and Pakistani governments for strengthening the security system at our airports is a continuous process.”
Facial Recognition System technology is commonly used to authenticate users through ID verification services. Its working principle involves measuring facial features and pin-pointing them from a given image. It is one of many forms of biometric security technology, others including fingerprint recognition, retina or iris recognition, and voice recognition.