Home Department signs MOU with NEPSAC for establishment of Forensic Lab

Karachi, May 24, 2021 (PPI-OT): In presence of Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah the home department and National Engineering Services (NESPAK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for establishment of Sindh Forensic Science Laboratory in Karachi. The signing ceremony was attended by Chief Secretary Mumtaz Shah, PSCM Sajid Jamal Abro, Secretary P and D Shireen Narejo, Secretary Law Dr Mansoor Rizvi, Special secretary Home Sohail Qureshi, Vice President NESPA Arif Changezi, Principal Architect NESPAK Arif Khan, Principal Engineer NESPA Rashid Hussain and other concerned.

The chief secretary told the chief minister that a 30-acre land has been allocated for the lab at Deh Joreji, Bin Qasim. The possession of the land has been given to the project director. The project of establishment of Lab would cost Rs2.66 billion against which this year Rs10 million have been allocated. The home department through a competitive process has appointed NESPA as its consultant for the project. The director general of the lab is being appointed. The lab, after its establishment, would have the facilities of audio-visual Analysis, Computer forensic. Crime Scene and death scene investigation, DNA and serology, forensic photography, narcotics, toxicology, trace chemistry, polygraph, firearms and tool masks, latent fingerprints, pathology, questioned documents and explosive Lab.

Currently, the provincial police have Forensic/DNA facilities at Karachi, Hyderabad and Larkana. Apart from these facilities such facilities have been established by University of Karachi and LUMHS Jamshoro in their premises. The chief minister directed chief secretary Mumtaz Shah to personally look after the process of the establishment of a state-of-art laboratory. “I’ll arrange funds in the next financial year in the budget 2021-22,” he said.

For more information, contact:
Press Secretary,
Chief Minister House, Sindh
Tel: +92-21-99202019(Ext: 336)
Website: www.cmsindh.gov.pk

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