Punjab Police introduces an app for smartphone, named Pehchaan, to check criminal records of citizens before hiring servants or domestic workers.
This app is being launched with the collaboration of Punjab Safe Cities Authorities (PSCA), to check the criminal history of citizens, specially when hiring as home servants or domestic worker.
Pechaan app can be downloaded from here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.psca.pechaanusers
Zulfiqar Hameed, Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore, at a ceremony held at CCPO office formally launched the Pehchaan app. Dr. Inam Waheed, DIG Investigation, and Zeeshan Asghar, SSP Investigation, were also present at the launch ceremony.
While informing media about the app, CCPO Lahore Zulfiqar Hameed stated: “It is pertinent to know history of any citizen before hiring for domestic tasks”. This app will help citizens to know about any criminal history of a citizen, which will help to find an honest person as domestic worker”.
Pehchaan app is a criminal history checking system, a mobile app which is developed for the citizens of Punjab to get the latest information of their CNIC, and their record. Pehchaan app, is available for Lahore city, later will be expended to whole province.
In addition to this, the application can be used for carrying out a wide range of identifications. For instance, the app will come in handy before establishing a financial transaction with an unknown individual.
Previously, Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) in association with the City Traffic Police (CTP) has launched the Electronic Traffic Violation Ticket system ‘E-Challan’ in Lahore to exertion efficiently. This e-system identifies the violators of the traffic rules with the help of up to date Automatic Vehicle Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras, which PSCA installed across different roads of the city.
Almost a same app, with same title, Pehchaan is also available on Google Play, which is developed for the citizens of Rajasthan, Indian Punjab to get the latest information of their birth and death details, personal information and marriage registrations.