Expats allowed to operate bank accounts without biometric verification

ISLAMABAD: The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has allowed the expatriates to continue operating their bank accounts in the country without biometric verification after proving their identity as Overseas Pakistanis in their local banks.

This was revealed by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Overseas Pakistanis and Human Resource Development Sayed Zulfikar Abbas Bukhari in a tweet on Thursday.

He expressed hope that the step would facilitate Pakistani diaspora living across the globe.

Earlier, the SBP had asked Pakistani banks to register their all account holders through biometric verification in order to block fake bank accounts and to discourage money laundering and terror financing.

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  1. Every accounts to be biometric in respective of any nature as to stop/block /ban fake bank’s account transaction and to discourage money laundering and terror financing.

  2. Assalamualekum
    my name is shahnawaz Molwani I am in SUA
    my question is how I opret my Bank account without biometric
    Please help

  3. All the accounts of overseas have been blocked! Now we have to do “Hundi”, I called the bank and they were saying you have come for biometric.

    Is Imran Khan going to pay for our tickets?

  4. Passport copy, visa or residence permit copy, exit stamp, entry stamp, written statement send to the relevant bank branch after approval they will activate bank account.

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