The Karachi Police has launched an online FIR registration project in order to help the citizens lodge an FIR without the hassle of going through the process at the police station. The launch was held at the new central police office building which was attended by the chief guest, Abdul Sattar Edhi. Ghulam Qadir, chief of Karachi Police stated that this step was taken in the view of the complaints at the police stations that the officials present over there were avoiding lodging FIRs due to various reasons.
This service will allow the citizens to lodge complaints ranging from robbery to murders and kidnapping and extortions. The citizens will have to log on to karachipolice.gov.pk to lodge their complaints against crimes in Karachi. The people could also call at the helpline 021-99225500 or send a text message to 0300-8293335 in order to ascertain that their complaints have been received and FIRs have been lodged.
The online FIR registration system is an effective step taken by the Karachi police and reflects its resolve in addressing the state of corruption at the department
The process of establishing a centralized cell will definitely be aided by this step taken by the Karachi police. The authorities are hopeful that this will prove as an essential step towards the reformation of the police system. If this system of lodging FIRs online is successful, then the Karachi police will have a better look at the crime situation in Karachi.