Use of IT helping police curb crime: IG

Aug 02, 2017

LAHORE: Punjab police Inspector General retired Capt Arif Nawaz has said effective use of information technology has not only helped in curbing crime but dream of smart policing has also been “materialised”.

Addressing a meeting at the Central Police Office here on Tuesday, he pledged his full support for the IT-oriented projects, saying early completion of such schemes would be his top priority.

The meeting was also attended by a delegation of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) headed by chairman Umar Saif, besides many senior police officers, including Addl IG (welfare and Finance) Shoaib Dastageer, DIG Establishment-II Salman Chaudhry, DIG Establishment-I Syed Khuram Ali Shah, DIG Development Kamaran Khan and DIG IT Humayun Bashir Tarar.

A handout says that during the meeting, the ongoing IT initiatives of police, particularly front desk projects, 8787 complaints service, human resource management and crime record management, were discussed and suggestions were given for bringing improvement in these schemes.

On the occasion, the IG directed the officers concerned that a workable mechanism should be devised for monitoring of current projects to provide maximum relief to the citizens.

Mr Umar Saif said with the use of latest technology police’s performance was improving.

(Daily Dawn)