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New app launched to stop phone snatching

By Bureau report
December 01, 2023

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police have launched a new app to stop the business of snatched and stolen cellular phones.

Capital City Police Officer Ashfaq Anwar, DIG IT Irfan Khan and SSP Operations Kashif Aftab Abbasi launched the new app, FMC (find my cell), at the Malik Saad Shaheed Police Lines.

The CCPO said the new app would connect the registered mobile dealers as well as the local police stations to stop the sale of snatched or stolen mobile phones.

These registered dealers, in case of any suspicion, would get details of all the stolen and snatched phones. The dealers will be registered after verification from the concerned police stations and concerned associations.

The picture shows a man snatching. — X/@Huk06
The picture shows a man snatching. — X/@Huk06

According to an official, the city police would register all the phone dealers who would be given forms to compile details of all those who are selling phones to them. “This will be uploaded to a database that will be available on the FMC,” he added.

CCPO Ashfaq Anwar said the local police were taking measures to improve law and order and stop the snatching and theft of phones and using technology for the purpose.