The article in Haveeru states that Maldives is the first in this region to introduce E-Passport. But Pakistan has introduced it in October 2004, check out this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-passport#Pakistan_biometric_passports
pakistan's epassport is not ICAO compliant. they use their own standards, which isnt of much use to anyone else. i think what immigration ppl here means is that maldives is the first in the region to issue "icao-compliant" epassports.
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