Patient visits local bank on stretcher as biometric deadline nears

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Commercial banks commenced the hectic process of registering millions of existing account holders through biometric verification last year.

Bank account owners have been required to undergo this process by June 30th, 2019 — a first deadline set by SBP for banks and their account holders.

As the deadline comes closer, a man was brought to MCB bank in a stretcher after bank administration made constant threats that his account will be blocked.

Biometric registration implicates using biometric technology – capturing unique physical features of an individual for which fingerprinting is the most commonly used.

It is pertinent to mention here that biometric verification of the account holders was officially made a part of Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of Pakistan’s banking industry in 2016.