LAHORE: Inspector General of Police Rao Sardar Ali Khan has declared the use of ‘Hotel Eye’ computer application mandatory for the people who are running hotels and private rest houses in all districts of the province.

He took the decision while presiding over a meeting held at the Central Police Office here on Tuesday.

The IGP said modern technology had become instrumental in tracing and arresting the proclaimed offenders and hardened criminals. He said as per police data, most of the criminals stayed in hotels and rest houses before and after committing crimes and the Hotel Eye software proved helpful for police in arresting them.

“The Punjab police department has declared mandatory use of ‘Hotel Eye’ app in all hotels, inns and private rest houses of the province”, the IGP said. He directed all regional and district police officers to ensure entry of the particulars of every citizen staying in a hotel in the ‘Hotel Eye’ app.

The IGP warned that he would take action against the senior police officers in case of misuse of the software.

He directed them to also integrate the software with the network of big transport companies and the prisons department, asking the officers to prepare a feasibility report in this regard and present it in the next meeting at the CPO.

Published in Dawn, December 22nd, 2021

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