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Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology

The subject of Forensic Medicine was ignored in the past and the teaching was imparted by the part time teachers. Considering the importance of Forensic medicine the subject was taught by the qualified teachers in 1983 at Liaquat Medical College Jamshoro.  In 2004 the Higher Education commission sponsored a project for Rs. 14.7 million to establish Forensic Science Laboratory in the Department of Forensic Medicine. The Department was reorganized for training of the undergraduates/ post gradates and to help the public for the injustice done to them in Medicolegal practice considering this as a public sector University.


Forensic Science deals with preservation and analysis of scientific evidence collected from the crime scene for the investigation purposes. Experts of forensic science visit the crime scene immediately for collecting the scientific evidences, and then they analyze the collected evidences in forensic labs. Forensic Science has close relation with Basic Medical Sciences, Law/ Criminology, Chemistry,  Information Technology  & Physics. Although it has close connection with law and investigation but basically it is a kind of applied medical science. Forensic expert must have good knowledge about the local criminal laws. Police, investigation and law enforcement agencies cannot go forward in many criminal cases without the help of forensic scientists.

The scope of forensic science in Pakistan is very high because of the high ratio of criminal activities. We need professional forensic scientists in order to investigate truly and collect original evidence. Our police departments are not able to investigate well because it must require some professional forensic officer to investigate and collect true evidence of criminal activity.


  • B.S Forensic Science (4 year / 8 semester program)
  • DMJ (Diploma in Medical Jurisprudence), MD (Forensic Medicine) & FCPS (Forensic Medicine).
  • M.Phil Forensic Toxicology (Pending approval by Academic Council)
  • M.Phil. Forensic Biology (Pending approval by Academic Council)
  • Ph.D Forensic Toxicology (Pending approval by Academic Council)
  • Ph.D. Forensic Biology (Pending approval by Academic Council)


Many areas:


  • Fingerprinting
  • Firearms
  • Documents
  • Trace Evidence
  • Arson
  • Trace
  • DNA
  • Drugs
  • Related Areas
  • NAB
  • Intelligence Agencies
  • Anti-Corruption Department
  • Forensic Labs
  • Police Training Colleges
  • FIA
  • Armed Forces
  • Investigation Departments
  • Military Police
  • Courts
  • Colleges/Universities


The Department is organized by a full faculty of qualified Doctors with all the modern facilities to train Doctors to help the law enforcing agencies for furthering of justice. The department has Modern Autopsy Suit, Forensic DNA Analysis, Serology Lab, Forensic Toxicology Lab, and Medico-Legal Examination Room.