NFSA conducts 1,060 DNA tests


National Forensic Science Agency (NFSA), Islamabad, has so far conducted more than 1060 Deoxyribo Nucleic Acid (DNA) tests at its lab, established to ensure quality investigation and crime detection.
The agency, working as an autonomous body, has been receiving biological samples from law-enforcement agencies (LEAs) across the country, check them and send back DNA results for further proceedings. A senior official at NFSA on Friday said that after successful setting up of a DNA lab, the agency is also in process of launching some other forensic services for detection and identification of illicit drugs, accelerants used in arson cases, firearms, explosives and gunshot residue and forged documents to enhance rule of law through use of modern scientific tools.
He said staff for the new initiatives has already been hired and is being imparted training to get better and authentic results. He said the NFSA, also providing guidance to other similar bodies within the country, had been established to improve criminal detection facilities in Pakistan and also to enhance the capacity of law-enforcement agencies through modern scientific tools, training and equip them with latest criminal investigation techniques.