No way out: Punjab to tag troublemakers with GPS chips

As part of NAP against terrorism, the provincial government decides to introduce the satellite-based tracking system

Yaqoob Malik March 14, 2015


Some high-profile individuals having links with banned outfits and sectarian organisations in Punjab will soon be tagged with GPS devices to monitor their movement.

As part of National Action Plan (NAP) against terrorism, the provincial government has decided to introduce the satellite-based tracking system for effective monitoring of the troublemakers listed in the “fourth schedule”, sources told The Express Tribune.

Moreover, biometric identification machines will be installed at the all exit and entry points and check posts at all districts for quick verification of any outlaw or suspicious people from the records of the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), they said.

Punjab Home Minister Shujah Khanzada said both the systems would be launched under the supervision of Punjab Institute of Technology within the next two weeks. The government has already provided Rs5 billion for the project, he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 14th, 2015.


Majid | 6 years ago | Reply The real problem is the monitoring and follow-up action in a timely manner. Even if you identify and track down a person if the information is not used immediately or judiciously to arrest him before it is too late. Tha nabbing and taking to task of the person does not require an expensive system to start with. The present system of cameras need to be properly deployed and rapid deployment forces need to be put in place before linking these monitoring centres to a central facility, which may best be done through satellites.
khalid gandhi | 6 years ago | Reply how would they do it putting a chip in their body ? Even for that they would have to arrest them first
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