PITB develops Punjab Automated Finger-prints Information System
LAHORE —Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Dr. Umar Saifhas said that ýPITB’s developed Punjab Automated Finger-prints Information System (PAFIS) had helped Police detect almost 70 habitual offenders in Lahore within last six months.
During a meeting held at Arfa Software Technology Park on Wednesday, Dr Umar said that the PAFIS had computerized more than 150,000 finger-prints recorded in district Criminal Record Offices (CROs) of Punjab and the work was still in progress. He said “the central Criminal Record Office was equipped with the PAFIS six months ago where one Khurram Masih was identified to be involved in 36 criminal activities such as robbery, theft and snatching while a woman named Bashiran Bibi caught in 13 cases registered against her in different police stations of Lahore.
She also used name of Rehmat Bibi and used to commit crime in the suburbs of Nawab Town, Al-lama Iqbal Town, SabzaZaar, Gulshan-e-Ravi and Rehmat Colony etc. Usually the culprits don’t have any Identity Card and discloses fake names before the Police, hence claim their first crime whenever caught evading from major punishment from the courts. But fingerprints can’t deceive the matching machines and all FIRs are being traced registered against a single person with the help of PASIF.”