Indigenously developed state-of-the-art Zainab Alert Mobile App has been launched by the Inspector General of Police Sindh Mushtaq Ahmed Mahar.
The IGP addressed the ceremony held at the Central Police Office and said that the app will help in saving the lives of our future generations via the use of current Information Communication Technology.
IGP said, “App has thoroughly been tested for last many months at CPO and CPLC by a dedicated team of experts to ensure that there is no bug in its operations of the alert system prior to it’s formal launching.”
High officials from all the concerned departments, civil society members, Sindh police officers/staff and guests from CPLC along with volunteers attended the ceremony.
Earlier in March, the Zainab Alert Bill 2020 was passed by the Senate of Pakistan. It basically defines the law for the response and recovery of missing children.
Recent amendments passed by the Senate Standing Committee Human Rights state that the police has to register FIR of missing child and take action against officers who do not lodge the report.
Also, a helpline 1099 is to be established under the law, other than the constitution of an agency to immediately take action after responding to complaints about abduction, murder and rape of minor children, read the bill.
It is important to mention here that the bill is known as Zainab Ansari. Little Zainab was kidnapped on 4th January. She was found from a garbage heap on 9th January. The autopsy report of Zainab suggested that she was sexually assaulted before she was strangulated to death.