ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Human Rights has launched the Zainab Alert App in Pakistan aimed to help with citizens report missing children through a centralized system.
The app is named after a six-year-old girl named Zainab Ansari who was raped and murdered in 2008 sparking widespread outrage across the country and especially her hometown of Kasur in Punjab.
Amin Ansari, the father of the child victim launched the Zainab Alert App at a ceremony in Islamabad which was attended by Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari and Federal Minister for Planning and Development Asad Umar.
According to the Human Rights Minister, the app will help report missing children through a centralized system and prompt police to launch an immediate probe into the incident.
Zainab Alert App Features
- Searching for missing / found children
- Reporting of missing / found children
- AI-based Face detection
- Share on Facebook
- Directory of Zainab Alert
- Public Web Portal
- Real-time progress reports
- SMS Alerts (broadcast mechanism)
- Performance Dashboard
How it works?
Zainab Alert Bill 2020
Furthermore, the Zainab Alert Bill 2020 was passed by the National Assembly and Senate in earlier this year which is aimed at improving the response and recovery in cases of child kidnappings in Pakistan.
Under the bill, a system of toll-free helplines and framework will be established for an efficient and quick response to cases using technology to trace down criminals.