CM reviews forensics lab project


Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif presided over a meeting on Tuesday to review the pace of work on the project of setting up a forensics lab in the provincial capital. The CM said the most modern forensics lab of the region was being set up in Lahore. It would prove to be a milestone in curbing crime in the country, especially in Punjab, by aiding investigation of crimes on scientific grounds.
He said the Forensic Science Agency was an important and unique project for which foreign trained experts would be hired to operate the modern equipment installed in the lab.
Issuing instructions to select the best scientists and staff for the forensics lab, the CM directed the Forensic Science Agency director general to choose people regardless of any influence and pressure.
He also issued instructions to set up a committee headed by the chief secretary to review the pace of the project on weekly basis and ensure its timely completion.
The committee would deal with all issues regarding the project and would be responsible for removing any hurdles in this regard.
Earlier, Forensic Science Agency Director General Dr Tahir Ashraf said in his briefing the project was in its final stages of completion. He highlighted the uniqueness of the project and said the lab would be comparable with the best laboratories of its kind in the world.
He said 30 master trainers had received training from abroad to operate the lab while the equipment being installed was also imported.


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