Atlast, First Forensic Lab

Pakistan’s first forensic science laboratory, with DNA test capability, started work in Islamabad on Friday to help in investigation of crimes.

The Laboratory, set up by the National Police Bureau in Islamabad, would help in investigations against the terrorism and serious crimes, Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao said while inaugurating the Laboratory.

The Laboratory has been established with the help of China and most of the machinery has been gifted by the Chinese government.

It is a step forward to equip the Police with the modern age demands, he said adding that it would help the police in its efforts to investigate the crimes.

He said the DNA technology is playing a key role in tracing crimes.

He said that criminals are being carried out with sophisticated way and there is a need of latest technology to trace crimes.

Federal Interior Secretary Kamal Shah said that it had been difficult to identify those accused of sex offenses who used to be aliens for the targeted women and children.

Now the DNA test will make it easy to trace the criminals.

He said the government has also set up a data base of criminals adding that the chances of the arrest of innocent people will also decrease.

The Interior Minister Aftab Sherpao said two major projects of the Police will be launched this year.

These are – Automated Finger Prints Identification System and Police Record Office Management and Information System.

He said such systems will be taken to the provincial capitals adding this system could be used in any part of the country.

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