Indian Firm gets access to Pakistani nationals data
Saudi Arabia has hired the services of an Indian firm to carry out the biometric verification of the Pakistani Umrah and Hajj pilgrims thus leaving the data of Pakistani citizens including the armed forces and other officials of the state exposed.
Nadeem A Shaikh of the National Interfaith Harmony Council of Pakistan (NIHCP) has filed an application with the Supreme Court on behalf of the pilgrims.
Saudi Arabia has signed a contract with Etimad, an Indian firm operating in Dubai, for pilgrims’ biometric verification.
“Pakistani citizens’ data in the hands of an Indian company is a matter of national security,” the application reads.