The provincial government Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P)   launched a mobile application ‘Mera Bacha Alert’.This application will help address the issues of child abuse.The application will generate an alert and a short text message (SMS) which will be sent to the district police officer (DPO), the regional police officer (RPO), the inspector general of K-P Police (IGP) and the Chief Secretary.

 

The application, PMRU officials said, provide parents with the ability to file a missing person report with the police instantly if their child has gone missing. They will be able to add a picture of the missing child using the application along with their identifying attributes.

 

Parents lodging a complaint on the app will then be provided with complete information including details of the first information report (FIR) which has been registered, the status of the investigation, teams which have been dispatched and the evidence collected. The status of the investigation will also appear on a dashboard for the DPO.

 

The application will also help develop a directory of all cases of missing children at the provincial level.

 

Moreover, the public web portal will also list a directory of all children who are either currently still missing and those who have been found. It will be accompanied by a directory of the relevant police station and Child Protection Centres.

 

the system will also be integrated with the police call centres and Safe City systems, with dedicated access to Edhi and other child protection centres.