Pakistan Cyber Force: South Asia's most modern Forensic Lab to be operational soon in Pakistan

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

South Asia's most modern Forensic Lab to be operational soon in Pakistan

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Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said the latest forensic lab of South Asia will soon be fully operational in Lahore to probe the criminal evidence on most modern scientific lines. He said Rs one billion cost Forensic lab is sure to play an important role in criminal justice system and to become a milestone in the administration of prompt justice to the people, eradication of crimes and investigation of heinous crimes on modern scientific lines. 

He said that various sections became functional in the forensic lab while the remaining would also become operational soon. He directed the concerned authorities for hiring the most competent workforce on merit for operation of the Lab. 

The CM said while addressing a high level meeting at Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA), here Friday. Provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan, MNA Muhammad Afzal Khokhar, MPA Khawaja Salman Rafique, Saiful Malook Khokhar, Chairman Planning & Development, Secretary Home, Commissioner Lahore and officer concerned attended the meeting. DG PFSA Dr. Muhammad Ashraf Tahir gave a briefing regarding completion of lab, performance of various sections and other matters. 

The CM said the forensic lab of international standard would also benefit the other provinces in the investigations of criminal cases, protection of life and property of people and eradication of crimes was the top priority of the government and establishment of the most modern lab was an important step in this direction. He said billion of rupees had been spent on this project. Adding that, arrangements were made for the training of experts abroad and it was now the responsibility of the institution to deliver results. He said those who had received training abroad would now as master trainers train the other staff of the lab. 

Crime scene investigation, computer forensic, pathology, polygraph reader, toxicology, trace chemistry, finger prints, death scene investigation and other sections have been set up at the forensic lab and a high standard of the project has been ensured. Granting approval to the board of the governor of the lab, he said that the institution will be completely autonomous. He said that the remaining work of the lab’s building will also be completed within 30 days. He directed that training courses for the staff associated with judicial, investigation and prosecution be arranged. He said that arrangements should also be made for special lectures by the experts and a plan be submitted to him for this purpose. He further directed that construction work of the boundary wall of the forensic lab should immediately be started.

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Pakistan Cyber Force

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