News Source: Express Tribune
ISLAMABAD: The cameras installed in the city under safe city project have provided assistance and support in finalising 1,150 cases of assorted nature of theft, snatching, kidnapping, accidents and murder since its inauguration in June 2016.
According to a police spokesman, more than 1,890 cameras have been installed and remaining 104 are being installed.
He said that 81 officials of Islamabad police are performing their duties under this project while case for approval of 309 executive and ministerial posts is under process. After meeting all necessary codal formalities the appointment to fill these vacant posts will be made promptly, he added.
He said that since the inception of Islamabad Safe City Project various operations are being run through ICT Police and Rescue-15 service in Command and Control Centre.
He said that Safe City Project is a strategic asset and infrastructure is being used effectively for monitoring and surveillance of capital.
Police Stations are being informed accordingly, regarding any suspicious person, vehicles motorbikes etc via wireless and other sources, he added.
To make this project more effective, he said that various activities including movement of people as well as anti-social elements are being monitored round the clock.
He said that a proactive strategy for providing better policing to general public of Islamabad for their security has been adopted while IT experts have been deployed at important points and wings to control terrorism as well as crime and to provide better services to the public.
He said that personnel deployed at various sites of the project are being briefed properly to check the activities of the visitors entering within Islamabad Capital Territory. He hoped for further effective use of this project to check crime in Islamabad in future.