PITB de­vel­ops Pun­jab Au­to­mated Finger-prints In­for­ma­tion Sys­tem

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL - SALIM AHMED

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.”

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