Police in Pakistan's third largest city, Faisalabad, have been handed 50 mobile biometric scanners to help in crackdowns on insurgency and crime.City Police Officer (CPO) Faisalabad Afzaal Kausar, who inaugurated the biometric system at Kotwali police station on Thursday, said 10 devices would be placed at entry and exit points of the district.He said the biometric devices would help verify fingerprints and CNICs (Computerized National Identity Card) with the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA).In May, Sindh province revealed plans to launch a biometric database by June that will collate the fingerprints, photographs and personal crime histories of felons. The biometric data will be managed by the Criminal Record Office of Crime Investigation Agency, chief secretary Muhammad Siddique Memon announced this week at a meeting in the province's capital, Karachi.Developed through cooperation with the National Database Registration Authority, the system will allow every police station access to the record of every criminal.