Saud Mirza, Additional IG Police, has informed Supreme Court of Pakistan that Chinese made phones are making it difficult for law enforcement authorities to track culprits due to same IMEI numbers for more than one handsets.
Saud Mirza was briefing Supreme Court of Pakistan during a hearing on Karachi violence suo moto case.
Mr. Mirza requested Supreme Court to direct custom authorities to restrict the import of Chinese made phones.
Supreme Court was earlier told that various investigational operations get delayed due to hurdles they face in acquiring data of mobile SIM owners. Additional IG Sindh appealed the Supreme Court to issue directions for cellular companies to make this data available to police at earliest in future.
When Iftikhar Chaudhry, Chief Justice of Pakistan, showed his reservations over possible misusage of facility – Mr. Mriza told the bench that a copy of FIR will be attached with each request for getting the data from cellular companies.
Saud Mirza was made responsible for keeping an eye on the whole process to make sure that facility is not misused by no one is able to illegally acquire the data from cellular operators.
It merits mentioning here that Sindh Police Chief admitted before court that 30 to 40 percent policemen bear politician associations.