Saturday September 18, 2021

Punjab IGP for developing new software to improve expats’ security

Punjab IGP for developing new software to improve expats’ security

LAHORE: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Inam Ghani has said that improving security arrangements for foreign nationals, especially Chinese experts, investors and citizens is one of the top priorities of the Punjab Police.

He expressed these views while giving instructions to the officers during a meeting held at the Central Police Office here on Friday. During the meeting, the measures taken by Punjab Police regarding IT projects and their upgradation were also reviewed in detail.

The IGP Punjab said that all available resources should be used and a new software should be developed for effective monitoring of security arrangements which should contain records of all foreign nationals, entering and leaving Pakistan, especially Chinese experts working on CPEC projects, along with full details of Special Protection Unit (SPU) personnel and other police force deployed for their security.

He said that the above mentioned software should contain the names of foreign nationals, phone numbers, passport numbers, residential address and other necessary details. Inam Ghani said that all possible assistance would be sought from the Chinese desks of the Special Protection Unit at the airports and the FIA department in the development of the software.

He said that the introduction of paperless working in police offices would further strengthen the ideology of elimination of file work, therefore a "Police Office Management System" of paperless working should be developed and launched in the next 10 days. IG further said that an App for prevention of missing children and crimes against them should be developed within two weeks and provided to the field formations.