Corporation Between PITB & Punjab Police has Reduced Crimes in Punjab: IGP Punjab. Positive use of information technology has curbed crimes in Punjab. The incorporation of IT to fight crimes was the best step ever taken. It has not only brought revolution and modernization in the Punjab Police but also has reduced crime rate in Punjab. The dream of smart policing has come true with the Corporation Between PITB & Punjab Police.
A meeting was held in Central Police Office, Lahore, yesterday where Inspector General of Police, Punjab ,Capt (retd) Arif Nawaz expressed his views. IGP Punjab said that the use of information technology has restricted many crimes.
Corporation Between PITB & Punjab Police has Reduced Crimes in Punjab: IGP Punjab
This meeting was attended by the delegation of Punjab Information Technology Board and headed by PITB chairman Dr. Umar Saif. IGP advised that a mechanism should be devised too monitor all the current projects to provide relief to citizens. Capt Arif appreciated that collaboration of Punjab Police and PITB has shown commendable results and it should continue.
For the past many years, Pakistan has faced lot of ups and downs in terms of law and order situation. In order to help police and other law-enforcement agencies to fight against terrorism and other criminal activities, two major tech-based steps have been taken.
Firstly, Punjab’s Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) is now computerized. Secondly, all 26 registers including register one (FIR), register two (daily journal) and register 10 (surveillance register) were all digitized.
The PITB has also produced Crime Mapping (CM) Software which has helped police in solving some long pending cases.
In Lahore, it has been made necessary for all hotels to make use of the “Hotel Eye Software”. This software helps keep records of all the people staying in a particular hotel.
To eliminate corruption completely from Punjab, the same CM Software will report the relevant department about the corruption in Police Department. There will be less paper work and more real-time monitoring of Police Stations and online FIR system. At the same time, to ensure the presence of police personnel, biometric attendance system is being used.