Systems in place to check vehicle theft, movement of criminals

Published June 25, 2024
Deputy Commissioner Rao Atif Raza and SP Investigation Javaria Jameel Ahmed monitor the implementation and execution of the SVAS and AVLS system at Attock Khurd checkpost on Monday. — Dawn
Deputy Commissioner Rao Atif Raza and SP Investigation Javaria Jameel Ahmed monitor the implementation and execution of the SVAS and AVLS system at Attock Khurd checkpost on Monday. — Dawn

TAXILA: Officials posted at the entry and exit points of Attock have been directed to ensure 100pc implementation of the smart verification alert system (SVAS) as well as the Automatic Vehicle Locating System (AVLS) to check vehicle theft.

These directions were given by Deputy Commissioner Attock Rao Atif Raza and SP Investigation Javaria Jameel Ahmed during their surprise visit to Attock Khurd police check post on Monday.

Talking to newsmen on the occasion, Ms Ahmed said Attock police had launched a smart verification alert system (SVAS) for snap checking at the entry and exit points of the district. She said the system was linked to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra), the immigration and passport office, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) and mobile phone service operators for verification of persons.

“This latest system helps police ascertain the identity of suspected elements as well as proclaimed offenders, fourth schedulers and criminals,” she added.

Responding to a question, she said the police had revamped the search and checking system through different software and biometric devices with the deployment of computer literate staff. The SP said the staff deployed at anti-vehicle lifting cells were also equipped with details of all stolen vehicles.

“We can get details about a vehicle by putting its registration number into the system,” SP Javaria said, adding that through this system, data of over 200 vehicles is verifiedon a dailybasis.

She said the AVLS was a web application which maintained a province-wide database of stolen vehicles, which includes theft reporting, investigation and recovery.

Responding to a question, she said through implementation of these two systems, not only movement of criminals and outlaws wanted in different cases would be monitored, shifting of stolen vehicles from the federal capital and Punjab would also be checked.

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Rao Atif Raza said keeping in view the prevailing law and order situation in the country, the entry and exit checkposts across the district were fully functional and monitoring the movement of persons and vehicles.

He said implementation and execution of SVAS and AVLS systems at the entry and exit points would also help eradicate crime in the area.

Published in Dawn, June 25th, 2024

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