Pakistan is a country replete with countless hardliners propagating and projecting their own brand of Islam through force and coercion. These groups leave no stone unturned, in baptizing people and those who resist are killed brutally. It is irony of fate that people are insecure even in mosques in our country, this is what Islam never taught! Now-a-days suicide attacks are gaining momentum in hardliner (so called) religious groups. Although they have nothing to do with the true spirit of Islam, they pose to be flag bearer of Islam, a great misconception.
Our National Database Registration Authority has touched many milestones in the recent past and still moving ahead with new zeal and zest. DNA information should be entered in the CNIC of all people. DNA is deoxyribonucleic acid, a self-replicating material which is present in nearly all living organisms as the main constituent of chromosomes. It carries genetic information and helps in tracing the people in shortest possible time. It can be had even from a single hair, or saliva. A developed test could make checking DNA from people arrested for crimes with DNA samples from crime scenes stored in forensic databases almost as easy as matching fingerprints.
With DNA available it could be matched to previous crime scenes while suspects are still being processed and before a decision, if bail should be granted can be taken. Forensic remains are often found at crime scenes, especially on suicide attacks scenes and can easily be matched. Hence, criminals can be identified by comparing DNA with NADRA’s database. It would help in checking, controlling and curbing crimes in minimum time.
IFTIKHAR MIRZA,
Islamabad, March 16.