Saturday, June 11, 2011

Biometric border control installed at Pak-Afghan border by Afghan Govt

Afghan govt has installed biometric border control system at the passage to Spin Boldak from Chaman.

This hi-tech system at the main entrance of the passage has been installed along the Bab-e-Dosti and would collect data from thousands of persons and vehicles’ entering Afghanistan from Chaman through scanning.Afghan officials told that the new system would help in curbing militancy.

Five years ago the Pakistan govt had installed the biometric system at the Chaman border. Then it was opposed by Afghan govt and the bordering tribes who attacked and stoned Bab-e-Dosti which resulted in the closure of the border for several days. This forced the Pak govt to make the system dysfunctional and it remains so till date.