Web Desk — In order to verify the identities of elderly individuals whose fingerprints are no longer recognized by biometric scanners, the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) is launching a new service called “Tasdeeq”.
Initially, for banking purposes, this service aims to address other complaints from senior citizens who have difficulty verifying their identities due to age-related changes in their fingerprints.
According to NADRA the initiative “envisages alternate identity verification for above 60 citizens.
NADRA Chairman Muhammad Tariq Malik, at the launch of “Tasdeeq”, announced that the identity verification process will involve individuals answering personal questions through AI technology to bypass biometrics.
Three personal questions will be asked in two attempts and to successfully verify their identity and avoid biometric verification, individuals must correctly answer all three questions in at least one of the two attempts.
The initiative has the support of major commercial banks including MCB, Allied Bank, Bank Al Falah, Bank of Khyber, and Soneri Bank. On the other hand banks such as National Bank, Askari Bank, First Women Bank Limited, and Khushali Bank are undergoing final tests.