Federal police to get Rs 3.5m mobile forensic laboratory
islamabad The Interior Ministry has decided to purchase a mobile forensic laboratory for the federal capital police to collect evidence and other information from crime scenes.
The ministry has asked the chief commissioner of the federal capital to negotiate with the manufacturing companies for the laboratory, estimated to cost Rs 3.5 million, sources told Daily Times.
This step has been taken keeping in view the recent bomb blast that took place in a vegetable market, a suicide attack at a church located in the diplomatic enclave in 2001, the murder of a member of the national assembly, Maulana Azam Tariq, and five of his body guards and the riots at his funeral, sources said.
The mobile laboratory would help preserve evidence from the crime scene because a lack of evidence has allowed criminals to escape conviction.
Officials of the federal police have arrived in Karachi to hold negotiations with the manufacturing companies, sources said.
The ministry has also directed the provincial governments to purchase similar mobile labs for 106 districts to enhance the performance of the law enforcement agencies, sources said. staff report