Sindh Police launches biometric record authentication service

KARACHI: Sindh police has formally started Biometric verification service for individual record authentication with the help of National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) record, said DIG IT Sultan Ali Khawaja on Friday.

In a statement, he said this in a briefing at the meeting chaired by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam, at the Central Police Office here.

He said that the Sindh police and NADRA had entered an agreement last week at Islamabad with regard to the service.

He said that the software would help the police to verify the record of individual with biometric.

The training of the field staffers of Sindh police for using the software would be started from November 19.

The service was available at the Central Police Office (CPO) while the offices of all SSPs of the districts had been provided palm devices, which were linked to the CPO office.

The service would also help to identify the unknown dead bodies, he added.

He expressed confidence that the services would surely help the operation and investigation departments of police in their routine investigations and operations against the criminals.

The IGP Sindh Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam expressed gratitude to the NADRA officials for providing the facility to Sindh police and also appreciated the DIG IT and Director IT of Sindh police for their efforts over successful launching of the service.