KARACHI: The Karachi police on Friday launched an online FIR registration project to help complainants get their cases registered through the internet without visiting police stations.

The launch was held at the new central police office building, where renowned philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi was the chief guest.

“The initiative was taken considering the number of complaints at the police stations that officials there avoid lodging FIRs for various reasons,” Karachi police chief Ghulam Qadir Thebo told newsmen after the ceremony.

“The online registration project will entertain complaints against all crimes ranging from robbery to murder and kidnapping to extortion. Every single complaint that deserves to be turned into a proper FIR will be entertained.”

He said complainants could access http://karachipolice.gov.pk/ to lodge complaints against crimes they suffered in Karachi. They could also call for any assistance in the process at 021-99225500 or send text messages to 0300-8293335 to make sure that their complaints had been received and entertained, he added.

The move from the Karachi police chief might prove helpful in setting up the centralised cell but it definitely comes as recognition of the fact that the city police have failed to meet the basic requirement of policing, which ultimately results in the common man’s suffering. However, the authorities say it’s one of the steps towards police reforms.

Published in Dawn, December 27th, 2014


A velvet glove

A velvet glove

The general didn’t have an easy task when he took over, but in retrospect, he managed it rather well.


Updated 24 May, 2022

Marching in May

MORE unrest. That is the forecast for the weeks ahead as the PTI formally proceeds with its planned march on...
24 May, 2022

Policy rate hike

THE State Bank has raised its policy rate by 150bps to 13.75pc, hoping that its latest monetary-tightening action...
24 May, 2022

Questionable campaign

OVER the past couple of days, a number of cases have been registered in different parts of the country against...
23 May, 2022

Defection rulings

By setting aside the existing law to prescribe their own solutions, the institutions haven't really solved the crisis at hand.
23 May, 2022

Spirit of the law

WOMEN’S right to inheritance is often galling for their male relatives in our patriarchal society. However, with...
23 May, 2022

Blaming others

BLAMING the nebulous ‘foreign hand’ for creating trouble within our borders is an age-old method used by the...