IG Punjab Captain (retd) Arif Nawaz Khan presided video link conference at Central Police Office
Police Surveillance System will be started in Mianwali, Sialkot, Rahim Yar Khan and Bhawal Nagar like Safe City Lahore
Police Surveillance System will be activated till 1st September 2019 in all 4 districts
Cameras will be installed in crime hit areas and on the routes of Muhram Ul Haram processions: IG Punjab
Inspector General Police Punjab Captain (R) Arif Nawaz Khan said that it is not possible to meet policing challenges of the modern era without employing the latest technology effectively so like safe city Lahore a modern police surveillance system will be activated for monitoring in 4 important districts of the province including Mianwali, Sialkot, Rahim Yar Khan and Bahawal Nagar so that anti social elements can be uprooted by further improving the police force response time in cases of street crime, traffic management and other crimes. He further said that CCTV Cameras under an integrated system will be installed in crime hit areas and on the routes of Muharam Ul Haram processions these cameras will keep officers and officials in field updated about the Majalis, processions, protests and emergency situations. He further said that police surveillance system should be made functional by 1st September 2019. He also directed Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer Safe City Lahore to cooperate with relevant districts RPOs and DPOs to make this project functional at earliest. He expressed these views while issuing directions to the officers during video link conference; the conference was presided by IGP to discuss the matters regarding police surveillance system in 4 districts like safe city.
IGP was told during meeting that in 4 districts at 300 different places CCTV cameras will be installed. While giving directions to the officers IG Punjab said that police surveillance system will prove helpful in improving the monitoring of sensitive areas and highways eventually helping the police in facing the major challenges including terrorism and other crimes. He added that like the Safe City Lahore , In police surveillance system all the patrolling forces and first respondents should be kept away from unnecessary work load so that in emergency situation the response time of officers and officials deputed on field duty should be more improved. He stressed that before the beginning of Mohrram ul haram Police surveillance system in all four cities should be made functional and if there is need of additional resources, technical assistance or any other cooperation from Central Police Office, should be immediately informed so that provision of the required assistance made on priority basis. In the conference MD Safe City Addl IG Ali Amir Malik, Chief Operating Officer Safe City Akbar Nasir Khan, DIG D/I Ahsan Younas, DIG Headquarter Khurram Ali, RPOs of Gujranwala, Sargodha and Bahawalpur regions were also present along with the district police officers of all four districts via video link.
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