Pakistan’s First DNA Forensic Lab Launched

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The DNA laboratory has been established by the National Police Bureau under its National Forensic Science Programme (NFSP) at a cost of Rs8 million. Pakistan established its first DNA test laboratory in Islamabad on Friday with the assistance of China to investigate complicated terrorism and criminal cases. The government of China provided the technology and equipment for the laboratory. It has facilities for testing cases related to microbiology, ballistics and explosives, chemical examination and toxicology. In recent years, the scientific advances have served to stimulate a greater public awareness and use of DNA evidence in civil and criminal proceedings. The Institute of Forensic Sciences, Ministry of Public Security of China has trained two of Pakistani scientists in the latest DNA technology.

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