LAHORE: Lahore police have introduced the ‘Pehchaan App’ for public access to point out domestic workers having a criminal record with the help of modern technology.

An inaugural ceremony was held at the Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore Zulfiqar Hameed’s office on Thursday. The app has been developed with the help of Punjab Safe Cities Authorities (PSCA) by CCPO Hameed.

DIG Investigation Dr Inam Waheed and SSP Investigation Zeeshan Asghar also attended the ceremony. On this occasion, the CCPO Lahore said now it has become very easy to avoid criminals in the guise of domestic workers.

“Citizens will be able to know about any criminal records before hiring a domestic worker through the Pehchaan App,” he said.

He maintained that Pehchaan is easily available on the App Store and registration will be very easy for citizens. He said that the app is being introduced in Lahore at an early stage as a pilot project.

“Any citizen can download and register the Pehchaan App on their mobile phone,” he remarked.

After registration, it will be possible to check the FIR or criminal record linked with a national identity card, he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 22nd, 2020.