Peshawar police launch app to counter mobile theft.

PESHAWAR -- Peshawar police launched a mobile application to help curb incidents of mobile theft in the city.

The app, available for android phones, will essentially be a verifying mechanism for IMEI numbers. Users will be able to find and search a number while buying a mobile phone, and the app will verify if the phone is being sold legally or is stolen.

The app will contain IMEI numbers of every single mobile device reported as stolen within the jursidcition of the 34 police stations in the city.

CCPO Peshawar Aijaz Khan said that when a stolen phone's IMEI will be entered into the app, it will not only alert buyers to the theft but will also intimate the police about the...

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