Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) police has launched an online FIR service for overseas Pakistanis through its official website.
The website was launched by Inspector General Police (IGP) Ihsan Ghani on June 10 and the online FIR facility has been active since then, a police official said.
“After launching the online FIR service, we felt a need to provide the facility to overseas Pakistanis as they also face many problems.”
The service will now allow Pakistanis from K-P living abroad to register their complaints online, he added.
“If they need a police clearance certificate or file a complaint against land grabbers or any other problem, they can simply lodge an FIR online,” the official explained. Once the FIR is registered, the relevant police station will be directed to take action.
The information required to register an FIR online is as follows: Overseas complainants must fill a form providing their name, father’s name, address in K-P, name of the country they currently reside in, name of police station, passport number and national identity card (NIC) number.
Following this, the complaint will be registered automatically. Overseas Pakistanis will also have access to an online complaint facility against police officials.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 13th, 2013.