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Govt to introduce 'Amber Alert' soon at few places.

LAHORE:In the beginning, Amber alert system will be introduced at few places and after its success, the system will be launched across Punjab.According to a press release issued here on Wednesday, Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPandWB) Chairperson Saba Sadiq said this while presiding over a meeting of a sub-committee formed regarding the Amber Alert system.

An electronic traffic-condition sign displaying an Amber Alert in the US. -File photoThe meeting reviewed the efforts made to introduce the alert system which would help to find missing children in Punjab.

The Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) gave a presentation on the proposed system while the Safe City Authority also briefed in this regard.It is pertinent to mention here that the Amber Alert system will help for collection and dissemination of data on missing children to the relevant authorities so that they could be traced.

In the US, a total of 897 children had been successfully recovered through the Amber Alert system as of November 2017. The system is being used in all 50 American states, according to the US Department of Justice.

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Date:Jan 17, 2018
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