Cellular Companies Agreed to Provide Data to Police

Police will demand CDR data, geo-fencing and other required data to trace terrorists

Ghulam Haider Jamali, Inspector General (IG) of Sindh Police chaired over a high-level meeting at the Central Police Office (CPO) on Tuesday. The meeting was also attended by Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) director and professionals of all cellular companies, senior police officers from the Police Department and the Special Branch and other officers.

Sindh police spokesperson said:

[pull_quote_center]“The officials discussed in detail the timely acquisition of required information such as geo-fencing, call data record and data collection.”[/pull_quote_center]

Keeping in view the present terrorism threats faced by Pakistan these days, the meeting discussed about the exchange of CDR data, geo-fencing and data collection. It was concluded that a focal person from each department of the Sindh Police will be nominated for the required data so that the action against terrorists could be taken without any hurdles.

The spokesperson further said:

[pull_quote_center]“It was decided to appoint focal persons for all the units of Sindh Police to remove bottlenecks and ensure the smooth flow of information for timely action against terrorists and criminals.”[/pull_quote_center]

CTD DIG Arif Hanif said:

[pull_quote_center]“It is imperative to have immediate GSM location of high-valued moving targets to ensure timely police action.” [/pull_quote_center]

The meeting also decided that the cellular companies are supposed to provide CDR data, geo-fencing and other required data to the concerned units of the police. The police official said that the GSM location and other details are very important for the police action as they can help to larger extent.

Another official said:

[pull_quote_center]“Geo-fencing in a security strategy model, provides security to wireless local area networks.”[/pull_quote_center]

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