Street crimes, including armed robberies of mobile phone and motorbike owners, have increased in Karachi, posing a problem for local residents and a challenge for law enforcement agencies.
Under pressure to crack down on terrorism financing, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan recently issued new guidelines.
The crackdown by Sindh Rangers on criminal groups and terrorist outfits in Karachi has restored a semblance of stability in the city.
Peshawar's police chief aims to improve the intelligence and investigative capabilities of the police.
The effort involves raids against dealers and manufacturers as well as an awareness campaign, say police.
The mobile app allows residents to report crimes and provide tips, along with Google Maps location information.
Authorities say they have cleared about 95% of the poppy crops in the area as part of an ongoing counter-narcotics operation.
Although the conviction rate for terrorism cases in KP has increased since 2014, it remained relatively low at 28% in 2016. More than 50% of cases result in acquittals. The new tool aims to improve these rates.
More than 400 commandos of the KP Police's Elite Force graduated in a ceremony on April 3.
The move aims to stop the operations of the proscribed Jamaat-ud-Dawa, led by Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, and its charity wing, Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation.