Monday, June 17, 2024

Online Biometric Verification Mandatory for Hajj Pilgrims: Religious Ministry

On Monday, the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony said that this year’s Hajj pilgrims will also need to use the online fingerprint biometric.


At a ministry meeting in Islamabad on the use of “Saudi visa Bio-Application,” this information was presented.


The instructions for utilising this smartphone application will be available on the ministry’s website and social media channels, according to Muhammad Umar Butt, a spokesman for the Islamic affairs ministry.

He added that anyone with impaired hands or fingers would need to upload a digitised medical certificate from a licenced physician.

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