Muhammad Amjad's research while affiliated with Punjab Forensic Science Agency and other places

Publications (9)

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Aim To highlight the importance of simultaneous quantitation of commonly encountered drugs (lidocaine, orphenadrine, chlorpheniramine and chloroquine) in biological specimens (blood, urine, and liver) using GC-MS technique. Introduction: quantitation of drugs is of paramount importance in forensic toxicology. It plays a decisive role in establishin...
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Aim This case study will be beneficial for the forensic toxicology community for simultaneous detection of carbofuran, a pesticide and para-phenylenediamine (a hair dye locally known as black stone) along with their metabolites in analytically challenging samples like liver tissue and stomach contents. Introduction A 35 years old married woman was...
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Aim Detection of phosphine (poison) in unusual specimens (i.e abdominal cavity material of putrefied woman body) as well as in Ingesta of a cow using GC-NPD. Introduction: aluminium and Zinc Phosphides are commonly used as insecticides and rodenticides respectively. In Pakistan, these poisons are major contributors for homicidal and suicidal deaths...
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Aim Current case study is aimed to highlight the importance of autopsy and toxicological analysis for the provision of justice especially in cases of suspicious deaths. Introduction: honor killing is an act of murder, in which a person is killed for his/her actual or perceived immoral behavior. Honor killing is locally called Karo-Kari in Pakistan....
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This article describes the application of the concept of geographic profiling in hunting a serial child rapist in Kasur, Pakistan. It also discusses, how DNA became the prime witness against the serial rapist in the court of law. In January 2018, the blind rape and murder case of Zainab Amin hit the headlines. Following autopsy and the subsequent f...
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A forensic DNA database comprises of thousands of DNA profiles generated from suspects, convicts or even from common people from society. It is used for the cross-matching of DNA profiles obtained from evidence items collected from a crime scene. These databases are playing a core role in clearing the innocent and solving the dead-end unresolved cr...
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Background: The relationship testing through DNA profiling may undesirably be affected by the rare allele variants, tri-allelic pattern and null alleles. Therefore, it is vital to report such anomalies. We report a paternity testing in a sexual assault case studied at Punjab Forensic Science Agency, Lahore Pakistan showing a unique allele variant i...
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A first information report was registered at Police Station of Faisalabad District, Pakistan. A boy (7-8 years old) went to a nearby shop and went missing. He was last seen with the accused suspect on a motorcycle as reported by eye witnesses. His naked dead body was found from nearby sugarcane fields tied with his clothing. Autopsy revealed three...

Citations

... Some recent developments have positively impacted bringing child abuse cases to justice in Pakistan. A significant development is DNA profiling, which helps solve multiple child abuse cases in Pakistan (Arif et al., 2019;Mont & White, 2013;Shahid et al., 2021). Studies suggest that DNA profiling approaches are more effective than traditional approaches to the investigation (Doleac, 2017;Heinemann et al., 2016). ...