Establishment of independent DNA lab sought

September 17, 2014 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh Ghulam Haider Jamali on Thursday said that the modern forensic equipment would help improve investigation skills of the police for the prosecution in the court.

Presiding over a high level law and order meeting at Central Police Office (CPO) Karachi, he constituted a four-member committee to put up practical recommendations with regard to establishment of an independent DNA laboratory.

The members of the committee are DIGP South, DIGP CIA, DIGP East and AIG Forensic Division Sindh. The government of Sindh has also extended approval for the establishment of DNA Laboratory.

The meeting was also informed that surveillance and intelligence unit has been established in the special branch to gather intelligence and to provide timely information to police stations. It was further told that apart from defined duties, the intelligence unit would also monitor activities of frequent foreign visitors to Karachi and others parts of the province. Under the rules, currently citizens of some 15 countries have to report to police on their arrival, it was added.

IPG also informed that Sindh government had approved an additional 1000 acres of land for the legal heirs of police martyrs. The Sindh government also agreed to enhance compensation money to the legal heirs of police martyr from Rs 2 million to Rs 3 million with further proposal to enhance it up to Rs 10 million, IGP added.

Jamali said that Sindh government had also extended approval to recruit as many women as lady police officers for which necessary documentation was under progress.

The meeting was attended by AIGP Special Branch CID, AIGP Karachi, DIGP HQ, DIGP South, DIGP East, DIGP West and other senior officers.

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