Amber Alert

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Amber Alert

A message that conveys information about a recently missing or abducted person, usually displayed on electronic signs positioned along roadways and broadcast especially by radio, intended to enlist the public's help in finding the abducted person and often in catching the abductor.

[After Amber Hagerman (1986-1996), American child kidnapped and murdered in Texas.]
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Amber alert

(Law) US and Canadian a notification to the general public, such as by commercial radio or electronic traffic-condition signs, regarding an abduction of a child
[C20: named after Amber Hagerman, a child who was abducted and murdered in 1996 in Arlington, Texas]
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In my opinion there is need to start an initiative on the lines of Amber Alert which is enforced in North America.
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LAHORE -- In beginning, 'Amber alert' system will be introduced at few places and after its success the system will be launched across the Punjab.
LAHORE:In the beginning, Amber alert system will be introduced at few places and after its success, the system will be launched across Punjab.According to a press release issued here on Wednesday, Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPandWB) Chairperson Saba Sadiq said this while presiding over a meeting of a sub-committee formed regarding the Amber Alert system.
Small and lightweight enough for a child to carry around in a pocket or a backpack, Amber Alert GPS monitors and relays a child's whereabouts through a powerful online portal and mobile app for iPhone or Android.