The establishment of Punjab Forensic Science Agency in Punjab,marks new era in our national history. Being a full service, state of the art Forensic Laboratory, having 14 disciplines under one roof is 2ndonly of its kind in the world. PFSA is an innovative, sophisticated, transfer of technology project spreading over 53 Kanals. It is fixed cost first of its kind project constructed on Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) Mode. Its structure civil works, mechanical, electrical and Air Conditioning. System (HVAC) are unique and without any parallel in Pakistan. The establishment of a Forensic Laboratory of this size usually takes 5 to 7 years in developed countries, whereas here this huge task has been completed in a remarkable time less than 3 years due to continuous support and personal interest of the Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif. Punjab Forensic Science Agency is functioning according to international standards. With this now the provincial government has for higher level of justice confidence and trust due to PFSA’s accurate and authentic forensic results. The change from eye witness testimony to scientific physical evidence testimony is colossal in our Judicial System. Human can lie, prepared itself, forget, can be threatened with to appear in the Court and can be absent from the Crime Scene but physical evidence is always present at crime scene, as a silent witness. A well qualified and properly trained scientist can with his / her knowledge make this silent witness speak in the Court of Law. I am confident that if we remain committed and focused to this valued task with the same pace and zeal, then Inshallah a day will come when we will be able to see a crime free society.
Project Director / Director Admin Message
The establishment of full service Forensic Science Laboratory was a big challenge for the Project Steering Committee and Project Implementation Unit (PIU) due to its innovative nature and lack of expertise in Pakistan. But the continuous support of Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Timely decision by the Government and untiring efforts made by my team, comprising of five members PIU, NESPAK, Forensic Consultant, Lab Equipment Vendors and joint Venture contractors (Al Imam Enterprises & H.A Construction to design and construct on engineering and procurement and construction mode), made it possible in a record time of two years. Forensic Science Lab project of this magnitude takes five to seven years in western countries which has expertise.
“INSHALLAH” PFSA will act as a change Agent in revolutionizing investigations on scientific patterns and shifting reliance from eye witness to scientific physical evidence. This shift will not only cause improvement in conviction but also help in solving blind cases. It will work as an Island of excellence in proving guilt of wrong doers and disproving involvement of innocence person in a crime by giving testimony in Courts of Laws based on reliable, authentic and accurate scientific analysis. It will also assist courts in imparting speedy justice. People of Pakistan need good governance, rule of law, fair-play and justice and this project of the Government of the Punjab will “INSHALLAH” prove that it is the step in that direction.
MUHAMMAD AAMIR JANPROJECT DIRECTOR / DIRECTOR ADMIN