Home department of Pakistan is investing Rs495 million that is US$7.7 million in developing an Automated Fingerprints Information System (AFIS) for the Punjab Forensic Science Agency (PFSA) by June 2018, according to a report by Tribune.

Initially, 40 AFIS scanners deployed at selected prisons of Punjab to build a database of prison inmates and at PFSA satellite stations established at divisional headquarters.

A tantamount database to recognize suspects in view of fingerprints obtained from the wrongdoing scene was beforehand executed for the wrongdoing enlistment workplaces of the Punjab Police.

Punjab Police additionally beforehand got user unique finger impression matches for look operations and checking at pickets.

Punjab police and Punjab Information and Technology Board (PITB) created a database in the wake of gathering denounced individual’s unique mark archives in various cases.

PITB had helped courts to help get fingerprints data of protecting searchers and guarantors by making programming considering the AFIS structure. A senior officer said that comparable or parallel databases were produced from a great many citizen rupees by two distinct divisions of the administration because of an absence of coordination and astigmatic vision.

Home office enlists specialized advisors for pre-shipment and post-shipment assessment of the framework in contrast with delicate and producer determinations to administer establishment, with PFSA directing and evaluating the undertaking after its establishment.

PFSA will likewise guarantee the buy of AFIS is made by PPRA Rules 2014.