PITB helps digitilize 50,000 criminal cards for Sindh police

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Salim Ahmed

After the successful automation of the Punjab Police, the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) is providing assistance and training to the Sindh Police on the request of the Sindh government for the automation of police, which has digitalized 50,000 criminal cards.
Dr. Umar Saif Advisor to the Punjab Chief Minister, Chairman PITB said during an informal chat with media, here Wednesday.
Dr. Saif further said that the Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif has given special instructions to extend assistance to the Sindh government to benefit from the Punjab experience. Almost all operations of the Punjab police have been automated and 712 police stations of 36 districts of the Punjab Police have been digitalized, which were successfully extending services to the citizens, he said.
He informed that the Punjab Police has successfully identified 4027 suspects through Punjab PITB’s Hotel Eye application, since its formal launch in January 2016. Hotel Eye is a web based system built by PITB for Punjab Police to log the check-in and checkout in hotels along with personal details of visitors. It was rolled out in phases i.e. pilot was launched on experimental basis in Lahore in Jan 2015 live, while upgraded application was formally launched on Jan 1 2016 and extended throughout the Punjab province.
In 2016, the Hotel Eye identified 1476 persons, among them 1072 with criminal record, eleven (11) 4th scheduler and 393 nominated in different FIRs. During 2017 till to date, the Punjab Police identified 2551 persons with police record, among them 1282 having criminal record, thirteen (13) 4th scheduler and 1256 nominated in FIRs. This system is being used across Punjab in around 1650 hotels.