The police has undertaken the task of preparing application for verifying the particulars of domestic servants in Karachi.
According to the police, the objective of the application is to protect citizens from “dubious elements” and preventing them from hiring persons with criminal backgrounds.
The initiative has been taken following the emergence of multiple reports of the involvement of domestic servants in crimes, particularly in posh areas of the metropolis.
Speaking on the matter, South District SSP Sheeraz Nazeer said they would collect the data of domestic servants during the first phase of preparing the launch. Further explaining the functionality of the application, he said citizens would be able to upload the data of a prospective domestic servant using the application and in case the latter had a criminal record, a red tick would appear on the screen.
He expressed hoped that the initiative would result in “the crime graph going down,” adding that in the past, several incidents of domestic servants’ involvement in criminal activities had been reported.
The application can also be used for verifying the details of a prospective tenant, the SSP said.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 17th, 2020.