Pakistan's Sindh province 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.”A biometric system will be launched in June that will be enforced throughout the province,” said CIA DIG Sultan Khawaja while briefing the meeting.Developed through cooperation with the National Database Registration Authority, the system will allow every police station access to the record of every criminal.In January, police in Pakistan's restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province said direct access to the country's biometric database would improve their chances of catching suspected militants.Inspector General of Police Nasir Khan Durrani proposed that the state's police, as well as civil and military law enforcement agencies (LEAs), be given direct access to the NADRA's verification system (Verisys), automated fingerprint identification system and facial recognition systems. Durrani stressed that the police and LEAs need the access to keep a close and timely watch on all suspects residing in a particular area.