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New system to keep criminals’ record launched

KARACHI: The Sindh police on Tuesday launched a biometric-enabled criminal record management system to keep criminals’ data and record of their crimes.

The system, designed by a private software firm, would be connected to the National Database and Registration Authority and it would link up every police station.

Speaking at the launching ceremony here, Sindh home minister Sohail Siyal called the system a milestone in reforming the investigation arm of the Sindh police.

The provincial government had already initiated several projects to upgrade the policing system with technological support, he said.

“The government is striving hard for a sustainable peace,” he said. “Projects like the biometric-enabled criminal record management system reflect such efforts.”

He said that the police and Rangers had been offered all due authority so they could carry out raids and arrest criminals without waiting for further directives.

Sindh Inspector General of Police Ghulam Hyder Jamali, Karachi police chief Mushtaq Maher and other senior officials also attended the ceremony.

DIG-Administration Sultan Khawaja said that the system was connected to the Nadra database that would initially assist the Karachi police.

“All 105 police stations of the city, six offices of additional IGs, 13 offices of DIGs, seven offices of SSPs and all headquarters of different wings would have access to this system,” he added. “The system would also help maintaining record of hotels, restaurants and guesthouses. It also has the feature of maintaining record of visitors to these places.”

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