The National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has recently implemented a state-of-the-art iris recognition or eye recognition biometric identification system.

According to a NADRA spokesperson, this innovative system will work in conjunction with existing fingerprint and facial identification methods. The spokesperson emphasized that the iris identification method has proven to be highly reliable, with an error margin that is practically non-existent.

Furthermore, the spokesperson highlighted that the eye scanning of an individual at a young age can serve as a permanent means of identification. This advancement showcases the long-term effectiveness of the iris recognition technology, offering enhanced security and accuracy.


Iris recognition, also known as eye recognition, is an automated biometric identification technique that employs advanced mathematical pattern-recognition algorithms on video images of an individual’s irises. These irises possess intricate and unique random patterns, discernible even from a considerable distance.

Prior to this development, NADRA had already introduced its cutting-edge Automated Finger Identification System (AFIS) for various civil purposes.