Etimad Centers for biometric being increased to 35
ISLAMABAD: The number of Etimad Centres for Biometric including mobile centres were being increased to 35 from existing 29 to facilitate the intending pilgrims
An official of Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony told APP that Saudi Arabia has already made biometric verification mandatory for Hajj pilgrims to streamline the identification process in the Kingdom. Schedule for biometric verification of intending pilgrims will be conveyed soon. Ministry will inform the intending pilgrims about their respective biometric schedule by telephone or SMS.
Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony has directed pilgrims, before going to Saudi Arabia for Hajj, to visit Etimad offices for biometric verification of fingerprints, and bring original bank receipts, copies of CNIC and passports. - APP