Pakistan airports to get e-gates for immigration


Islamabad, July 10, 2024: The Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority (PCAA) has announced its plans to install e-gates at various airports across the country to hasten immigration processing for passengers.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the PCAA announced the installation of e-gates at various airports to facilitate faster immigration processing, aligning with international standards. Initially, e-gates will be installed at Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport, Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore, and Islamabad International Airport.

Passengers will be able to scan their passports at the e-gates, which aim to reduce wait times and enhance the overall travel experience. The PCAA has invited bids from technology companies for the installation of these advanced gates, with a submission deadline of August 13.

Additionally, a team from the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) expressed satisfaction with the security arrangements at Karachi and Islamabad airports. The UAE-GCAA, led by Senior Director Abdullah Al Kaabi, conducted an aviation security assessment at both airports, hosted by the PCAA.

During the assessment, the team inspected various security areas, including passenger and baggage screening, cargo, and catering security. They also evaluated the airlines operating direct flights to the UAE, ground handling agents, regulated cargo agents, and catering companies.

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