KPK Launches App for Finding Missing Children

Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Mahmood Khan, has formally launched the “Mera Bacha Alert” app developed with the aim to help people and concerned departments for recovery of children missing in the province.

According to the official statement, this application is a recent addition to the already available KP Citizens Portal and will also be included in Pakistan Citizen Portal.

The Chief Minister appreciated the efforts of Performance Management and Reforms Unit KP in developing this important application saying that it will not only help to recover the missing children but will also be helpful in discouraging unpleasant incidents regarding innocent children in the province.

“It is the priority of this government to ensure the protection of children. Mera Bacha Alert application is a golden step in this regard”, he added.

A ceremony was held at Chief Minister’s Secretariat to launch the facility.

The Chief Minister was briefed in detail about the app, its mechanism, and features. It was told the idea of application came in reaction to various cases of child abuse.

The application is providing complete mechanism for the parents to register a report if their child goes missing.

They will be able to add a picture of a missing child along with their attributes. The application will generate alerts and SMS to be sent to District Police Officer, RPO, IGP, and Chief Secretary.

All the details including registration of FIR, the start of the investigation, dispatching of a team, evidence collection and completion of the investigation will appear on the dashboard of District Police Officer.

The application will also help in developing a directory of all the cases of missing children at provincial level and could be monitored by the Chief Minister and Chief Secretary as well. Through public web portal, directory of missing/found children and contact directory of all police stations and Child Protection Centers will also be available.

Furthermore, integration with Police Calls Centers and Safe City authorities, dedicated access to Edhi and other Child Protection Centers is also ensured in this application.

The Chief Minister while appreciating KP Performance Management and Reforms Unit said this application has prime importance to address the issues of child abuse. He assured that his government will provide all out support in managing all the tasks and functions of this application.