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The Forensics Lab Pakistan Uses To Catch Terrorists and Criminals

photo of Sara Sorcher
May 14, 2014

Based in Lahore, the Punjab Forensic Science Agency helps authorities track and prosecute terrorists and criminals by analyzing evidence from crime scenes. Here's a look at the first state-of-the-art forensics lab in Pakistan.

The Punjab Forensic Science Agency was established in October 2011.(Courtesy of the Punjab Forensic Science Agency)

Outside the Punjab Forensic Science Agency in Lahore, Pakistan.(Sara Sorcher)

Punjab's forensics agency has all the established disciplines in one lab, including crime scene investigation; firearms and toolmarks; DNA and serology; and polygraph examination.(Courtesy of the Punjab Forensic Science Agency)

 

Until the Punjab agency was established, Pakistani authorities did not have a forensics lab where analysts could then synthesize the material and submit it to the courts as evidence.(Courtesy of the Punjab Forensic Science Agency)

The Punjab Forensic Science Agency's director-general, Mohammad Ashraf Tahir, gives a tour of the lab.(Sara Sorcher)

Punjab officials want to expand forensics labs into eight more major cities in the province, outside Lahore.(Courtesy of the Punjab Forensic Science Agency)

 

Punjab's chief minister, Shahbaz Sharif, has invested heavily in forensics capability.(Sara Sorcher)

A Quranic verse is inscribed outside the Punjab Forensic Science Agency.(Sara Sorcher)

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