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Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) started "Plant For Pakistan Day ". 

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Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) started “Plant For Pakistan Day”. 

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Technical Branch

The technical branch is providing scientific assistance to various units of the F.I.A.NAB, Islamabad, AJK Police and Railway Police, Federal Government Departments, Banks and Financial Institutions and (on special request) Provincial Police Departments. Three sections of the Branch are Questioned Documents section , Fingerprint section and Chemical Analysis section.

Questioned Documents:

  • Determination of genuineness / authorship of signatures and writings
  • Determination of the presence of erasures, alterations, additions, substitutions in writings and figures whether handwritten, typed or printed.
  • Determination of original figures and writings whether handwritten, printed or typed.
  • Determination of false additions, replacements, removals in the leaves of books, registers, files etc.
  • Determination of artificial ageing of documents.
  • Determination of removal, replacement, affixation etc of revenue stamps on various types of documents.
  • Determination of counterfeit documents / currency notes / prize bonds / financial instruments etc.
  • Determination of alterations in passports / visas etc.
  • Determination of the type and quality of ink and comparison by two or more specimens to find out if they are of common origin or otherwise.


  • Examination of fingerprints on documents.
  • Development of latent fingerprints and their identification.
  • Examination of crime scene for development and lifting of fingerprints.
  • Examination of foot and palm prints.
  • Collection and maintenance of classified fingerprint record of convicts.
  • Training of proficient.
  • Maintaining hard copy data base of 10-Print & Palm Print cards.

Chemical Testing

  • Examination of Engine / Chassis numbers of suspected vehicles and weapons.
  • Determination of cut and welding of metallic sheets / plates.

Computer Forensics

In today’s ever changing criminal world the use of computers for fraud and the pursuit of other crimes has increased to dramatic proportions. NR3C-FIA is a specialized department to deal with the computer crime. Computer crime is not only about fraud – online or otherwise – it also encompasses areas such as pornography, child sex abuse and the sale of black market goods online. The wide range of data content present in hard drives is potential evidence if seized from a crime scene. The process of forensic acquisition, analysis and reporting of computer storage devices is Computer Forensic. NR3C has state of the art computer forensic facility, and posses leading forensic experts to deal with all computer related crimes.

Mobile Forensics

The increased utility of mobile devices such as smart phones has leveraged the criminals to communicate and use digital application, resultantly storing tremendous amount of data on the device. Criminals use smart phones for a number of activities such as committing fraud over e-mail, harassment through text messages, trafficking of child pornography, communications related to narcotics, etc. The data stored on smart phones is extremely useful to forensic analysts through the course of an investigation. The forensic acquisition, analysis and presentation of data content stored on mobile devices is known as Mobile Forensics. NR3C since inception has dealt with numerous mobile forensic cases, and also facilitates other government installations on such technical assistance.

Video Forensics

Video recordings can provide a real time, eyewitness account of a crime so investigators can watch or hear what transpired. For instance, a surveillance video captures a bank robbery in progress, or a hidden camera records. For most crimes, however, high quality video recordings are often not available. This is where forensic video expertise can help. Forensic experts have many techniques to enhance recordings that can bring out details and provide a clearer picture of what occurred. NR3C experts have engaged in numerous video forensic investigations and have successfully identified criminals and terrorist through this forensic method.

Network Forensics

Network forensics is the capture, storage, and analysis of network events. Regardless of the name, the idea is the same: record every packet of network traffic (all emails, all database queries, all Web browsing–absolutely all traffic of all kinds traversing an organization’s network) to a single searchable repository so the traffic can be examined in detail. It also includes the forensic examination of network devices such as router, VOIP gateways, IDS/IDP etc. The network device configuration and related data present in these devices is important in cyber crime cases. NR3C has a specialized team to investigate and process network forensic cases. They have successfully analyzed numerous network forensic investigations in past.

Technical Training

Development of human resource leverages the organizations to perform efficiently. Trainings, seminars and workshops are instant source of information that gives an edge to professionals to understand and excel in their respective fields. NR3C over years has trained around thousands of individuals of academia, law enforcement agencies, judiciary, police academy, intelligence agencies etc. Trainings disseminated in relation to digital forensic comprehension of interpreting forensic reports, evidence extraction methods, laws application to judicial community. 12, 458 individuals from all walks of life ranging from a 6 grade kid to a decorated officers have been trained by NR3C to serve the purpose cyber crime mitigation

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