Reading Now: Punjab Police Launched An App To Identify Individuals With Criminal Background
Pakistan has long been witnessing an ever increasing trend in incidents where previously labelled criminal individual enter workplaces and houses and rob their respective places. Such people manage to enter private properties under the facade of a domestic worker or technician. Surprisingly, a lot of women are also involved in such criminal activities. They steal jewellery, other valuables and also do delation to other criminal gangs about financial status of household. Keeping in mind the safety of public, Punjab Police has taken the help of technology once again in an attempt to stay ahead of criminal parties. Punjab Police launched an app to identify individuals with criminal background.
Punjab Police is rolling out a new app by the name Pehchan to check criminal record prior to hiring unknown people as domestic servants. It'll be as easy as entering their CNIC into search bar in the app to retrieve from database whether they have any prev record or not. pic.twitter.com/x2hO2gYNFO
— Hassan Jahangir Wattoo PSP (@HassanJehangeer) May 21, 2020
Pehchaan App By Punjab Police
The mobile application under discussion has been launched under the name of Pehchaan. This application is based on the criminal database provided by Punjab Police. People will be able to fill in the credentials of any person they want to check the criminal background of, and the application will run a series of cycles within the database to match the given details with any previously provided data by the law enforcement agencies. If details match, people will know to get rid of that individual in order to prevent any mishap. After signing up to the application, citizens will be able to check their domestic workers’ criminal history.
The developers of this application said that the database will be constantly updated time to time. This will allow the people to have first hand knowledge about an individual’s criminal history, without being worried about the data being outdated.
People of Pakistan can use this application for various other purposes as well. One of the most important being getting to know about the person you are going to have financial deals with. Pakistan sadly is a home to a lot of scam. Individuals involved in monetary mishandling often have some type of criminal record. This application can save you from great losses.
Download the app here: PEHCHAAN from Play Store
Future Of Such Technology
This technology is being greatly welcomed by the public masses. If the application holds up to the promises made by CCPO Lahore, Zulfiqar Hameed, it will surely help in demoralizing individuals with criminal intent who have long been a hazard for the innocent lay man.
Currently, this technology is available only for the city of Lahore. However, after a trial and testing season, this app will be made available to the citizens of the entire province.
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