Technological advancement: Sindh police to computerise crime records

Solving crime to become easier, efficient and effective after this move, promises Sindh IG

Press Release July 11, 2015
All registers in police stations will be computerised and every entry on registers will be made available online. STOCK IMAGE

KARACHI: Sindh police have decided to computerise their police records announced Sindh IG Ghulam Hyder Jamali in a meeting at the Central Police Office (CPO) on Friday.

The members present in the meeting decided that the project will be initiated soon with DIG Sultan Ali Khoja as the project director. The IG directed the members to draft recommendations for the appointment of 2,000 key punch operators to make the project successful.

The main components of the project include computerisation of existing Crime Record Office (CRO), police offices and police records, said the IG spokesperson. "All registers in police stations will be computerised and every entry on registers will be made available online," he added.

Similarly, all FIRs will be computerised to help with the development of criminal records at police stations, he said. The computerised crimes data will have access to NADRA database through the biometric system in order to obtain relevant information, he added.

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All police stations will be linked to the central database at CPO while the police stations will be inter-linked in order to have an easy access to any police station's criminal records, he mentioned.

He said that the computerisation of entire records of ammunition dealers will also be carried out. It will record all details pertaining to the sale and purchase of arms, he added.

He further stated that there was some discussion regarding the computerisation of human rights matters of the Sindh police including manpower, service book and process of accountability.

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The members also decided to draft practical recommendations with regard to the establishment of a high-powered Police Management Board. The purpose of this board will to be act as a think tank and prepare guideline policies to improve the police department. The board will be assisted by various sub-committees.

The meeting was attended by headquarters DIG Abdul Aleem Shaikh, admin DIG Sultan Ali Khoja, operations AIG Naeem Shaikh and other senior officials.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 12th, 2015.

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