Since we all know how street crimes have been rising up in Sindh and serious initiatives are required from the officials to tackle this issue from Sindh especially from Karachi. According to IG Sindh Ghulam Nabi Memon, success in combating terrorism and other crimes requires the use of technology and public cooperation.
The Sindh police have announced the launch of the Talaash app, which will assist the police, particularly the investigation department, in catching criminals involved in heinous crimes and absconders.
IG Sindh hoped that the app, which can only be used on a specific device, would become an ‘effective tool’ against crime during the launch ceremony at the Central Police Office.
He stated that this device was being introduced in Karachi in the first phase and that its scope would soon be expanded to other districts.
“This Talash app will be used as the most effective and best weapon against crimes and criminals,” stated by IG Sindh. The app may soon be expanded to other districts of Pakistan.
The event was held at the Central Police Office (CPO), and the chief guest was Sindh police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon. DIG IT Capt (retd) Pervez Ahmed Chandio, project head PDIT, Tabassum Abbasi, technical team lead, and other officials attended the event.
The user will log in with an authentic username and password that can only be verified via biometric verification. The user will find the following options on the dashboard: suspect verification, biometric-based crime record verification, HRMIS, Nadra verification, and Nadra 1:N. The HRMIS option allows them to verify the records of police officers who are questioned by checking or patrolling staff in various locations throughout the province.
Nadra 1:N is useful for the timely examination of any dead body discovered, and through this app, the official can check the details of the recovered dead body on the spot via biometric verification.
The app also includes a digital copy of the FIR, a list of wanted criminals, a list of blacklisted vehicles, vehicle verification from excise, and cellular subscriber information. Talaash’s big data bank also includes Crime Record Office (CRO), search of accused through FIR, hotel eye guest search, driving licence verification, tenant and employee verification, old CRO data, data of cases on trial in courts, and data of cases on trial in courts.
The citizens’ details will be verified through Talaash using their CNICs or by scanning their fingerprints for biometric verification. According to IGP Memon, the search app will be an effective tool in the fight against crime. He stated that the app will aid in the prevention of crime through the use of technology and the ultimate defeat of criminal elements. He congratulated the CPO’s entire IT team on developing and launching the app, calling their efforts commendable.
Chandio stated that the app will contain data on 1.5 million criminals in the province, including Karachi, and that the app will also be used to verify wanted criminals.
He claims that the app can detect fake licence plates and licence plates. The app can also be used to track suspects on bail. According to to DIG IT, the app also includes police employment records, which will help identify fake cops, and it will also be useful in identifying an unknown dead body using fingerprints. He also stated that the app can be used to determine whether or not an accused has been granted bail.