April 8th, 2014
Islamabad, April 8, 2014: Ufone, one of the leading cellular operators in Pakistan and a leader in innovation, initiated a distinctive CSR project for helping Islamabad Police in curbing crime across the country. The success of the initiative has now seen police forces of other cities express interest with implementations now in full flow throughout the country.
Living up to its values and mission of constant innovation, evolution and giving back to the society, Ufone aimed to aid Islamabad Police in significantly reducing the crime rate in the city. The verification service allows police to verify the registration details of vehicles, stolen vehicles record and criminal record using Ufone connections at the spot and without any cost. The Police Mobile Verification System has seen a 100% monthly growth since its inception in September, 2013, as more and more Police departments across the country have started using it. The total inquiries done through this service in March alone are more than 240, 000.
The implementation of this process across the country is expected to curb crime and terrorist activities since vehicles act as major facilitator in all sort of criminal and terrorist activities and should also be able to decrease the overall crime rate on the streets.
Mr. Amir Pasha, Head of PR & CSR, Ufone said speaking about the initiative, “This CSR initiative by Ufone has been largely successful and will further help mitigate crime rate across the country. We fully understand the vulnerable environment we live in and on our behalf, we want to do all we can to help the authorities of this country to fight crime. This is only the beginning and we wish to not only consolidate our support but also extend it with the same zeal and social responsibility. Our ultimate motive is to make Pakistan a safe country.”
This Police Mobile Verification System starting from Islamabad has now been implemented by National Highways and Motorway Police, Police in all districts of KPK, AJ&K along with several districts of Punjab including Attock, Bhawalpur, Chakwal, Jhelum, Lahore, Rawalpindi & Sargodha.
Sultan AzamTaimuri, Additional IG Operations, ICT Police said, “This initiative of Ufone is turning out to be a national service helping police department to shrink crime rate thus making Pakistan a safer place.”
According to latest stats of March 2014, 191,290 registration details of vehicles were inquired from excise data, whereas 47,694 vehicles were inquired from stolen record. Additionally, more than 500 vehicles were charged with the help of this verification system. Inquiry of 805 CNIC’s was made from criminal record.
The team at Ufone hopes that this collaboration could prove pivotal in bringing down the rate of crime in the country by a considerable margin.