Central Police Office of Lahore (CPO) has decided to computerise the record of weapons in use of Punjab Police.
The process of computerisation would be performed by Discipline and Inspection Branch of Punjab Police. Additional IG Ijaz Shad said on Statuary police have initiated the process of computerisation of the record.
Under the procedure, a computerised number would be issued to every weapon that could be verified through computer. The computerised record would be managed from CPO. It would help in inspection and maintenance of the weapon.
The decision to digitise the record was taken after cases of tempering, selling weapon parts or not returning on time by officers were reported in different districts of Punjab.
Few weeks ago, an internal inquiry was conducted by the Punjab Police. In the inquiry, it was found that many of the Beretta pistols in the hands of the police were fake.
Published in The Express Tribune, March 4th, 2018.