PISCES Project provides Immigration officials and law enforcement agencies with a tracking system to capture vital information of travelers and allows them to identify and, if necessary detain individuals of interest. Establishment of Country-wide Network and retrieval of desired information using fastest communication channels by the authorized persons only.
PISCES project will enable the linking of all ports of exit/entry under real-time networking environments and provide smooth working co-ordination and standardization among different law enforcement agencies in the area of immigration control. In this connection PISCES system has been installed at seven major airports of the country i.e. Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, Quetta, Multan and Faisalabad airports till the end of year 2004. The system has provision to accommodate information on suspects from all law enforcement agencies like Immigration, Police, Narcotics Control, Anti-smuggling, and Intelligence Services.
Administration of entry and exit of persons to and from Pakistan and prevention of unwanted persons to enter into the country rests with the Interior Division. The project has enhanced the capability of immigration staff of FIA to monitor immigration work more efficiently.
Presently flow of passengers to and from Pakistan in volume is five million travelers per annum. The project has made the immigration staff capable of keeping full record of all incoming and outgoing passengers, which will be used for detection of any suspect and may also be used for other numerous uses regarding making policy for immigration.
An effective check on illegal border crossing at all the entry/exit points and prevention of suspects to enter into the country is the top priority of the government. The project is providing latest technology to immigration staff of FIA to maintain record of all incoming and outgoing passengers so that all suspects could be detected and the data will be used for other secondary users. Furthermore the project will effectively control human smuggling which is a big international concern these days.
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