Islamabad - Islamabad police are striving hard to boost efficiency by adopting modern technologies and introducing new trends in the department so that the complainants feel that they are being heard and entertained at the level of police station.

According to the sources, the police will soon be adopting a new software application so as to help track down an application once it is filed and the applicant doesn’t need to come to the police station. “He will be kept informed about all the legal action taken on his application through SMS service from a central desk. Similarly, the officers concerned would be in a position to monitor the progress in some particular case through a screen soon-to-be-installed in their offices,” a senior police officer told The Nation. He said this will not only save time of the applicant and police but also hold the officers accountable when it comes to action and progress on some complaint. Under the plan, information sharing within the department would be easier and time-saving while personal information would be more secure, the officer added. He said the plan is the brainchild of SSP operations Islamabad.

Similarly, he said, the screens will also display record of calls at Rescue-15 made by general public which would help reduce response time. Senior officers would be able to check response time in each and every call made for help at 15 as the screens will be displaying the data for the whole calls. The steps are part of the automation plan of Islamabad police, he added. He further told The Nation the police have a plan to eliminate paper work via automation gradually which he believed would not only save time but also help monitor the performance of the individuals and track official documents.

Meanwhile, Islamabad police along with Rangers conducted search operation in different areas of city and nabbed 71 suspects, including 20 Afghans and one proclaimed offender, a police spokesman said yesterday.

Following the directions of Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan, IGP

Islamabad Tahir Alam Khan has prepared a special plan for searching and combing the city. Police are conducting checking at slum areas, inns, hotels, restaurants and Afghan habitats. These measures are being taken to ensure foolproof security and keep vigilant eye on the suspected elements particularly during Eid days.

According to details, Islamabad police along with contingents of Pak

Rangers in wee hours of Thursday conducted search in Shakrial, Zia Masjid, Sohan, Iqbal Town, Khanna, Pind Paracha, Golra and Bari Imam area where they screened houses, workshops, markets, under-construction buildings and residential areas. These teams nabbed 71 suspects including 20 Afghans who are being investigated further.

During this operation, cache of explosive and weapons was also recovered. This recovery includes two SMG guns, nine 30-bore pistols, nine double and single barrel guns, 220 bullets, seven motorcycles, laptops and narcotics.

SP Rural Area Zone, Dr Syed Mustafa Tanveer said that SHO Koral police Sajad Hussain Bukhari nabbed a wanted proclaimed offender and a drug dealer Sarwar alias Sarwara, who was offender in many cases of narcotics and other heinous crimes registered in different police stations of Islamabad.

SSP Islamabad Sajid Kiani has directed all SHOs to enhance patrolling in residential areas, mrkets and around important buildings during Eid holidays to curb theft incidents.