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Friday Jan 01 2021
By
Web Desk

CAA to install e-gates at airports in Pakistan to facilitate travellers

By
Web Desk

  • In first phase, e-gates will be installed at airports in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad
  • Passengers won't have to wait in long queues for their boarding passes
  • E-gate will scan travellers' tickets and passports

ISLAMABAD: The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has announced that it is installing e-gates across the country's major airports, which will enable passengers to escape the hassle of waiting in long queues for their boarding passes. 

E-gates are a self-automated service option which facilitates the passengers by scanning their passports before issuing them their boarding passes. E-gates are also equipped with the technology to conduct facial recognition and fingerprint check of passengers. 

Travellers will only have their passports and tickets scanned at the e-gates before they are issued boarding passes. The CAA has announced that in the first phase of the operation, e-gates will be installed at airports in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. 

On the other hand, the government has ensured that foreigners who wish to apply for a Pakistani visa can do so online now.