RAWALPINDI: Police have been directed to ensure the Hotel Eye software is installed at hotels, inn and hostels, as required by the National Action Plan.
High-ups have also expressed concerns that station house officers (SHO) are submitting incorrect details of the hotels, guesthouses and inns in their areas and the actual number is much higher than the incomplete information sent to the district police chief.
Police introduced the software, a provincial database, to acquire data on guests staying at hotels, inns, guesthouses and hostels in order to monitor criminals, proclaimed offenders and suspected terrorists. The data allows hotels to share guests’ data with the police automatically.
After noticing that some hotels were not entering their guests’ information into the system and that the data was not being monitored properly, City Police Officer (CPO) Abbas Ahsan told police across the district to ensure the software is used, as not doing so is a criminal offence.