1,950 CCTV cameras installed in Islamabad under Safe City Project

The Pakistani capital would have a technology-based security system in a few weeks as installation of 1,950 CCTV cameras has been completed. The entire security system of the city would be linked with these CCTV cameras to keep vigilance on suspects. With the installation of 1,950 CCTV cameras, Islamabad is included in the list of safe capitals of the world where security measures are ensured through modern technology and security apparatus is interlinked with the ‘Rapid Response Force’ to take immediate action on every kind of suspect activity.

The project for the installation of CCTV cameras was inaugurated by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan in June 2015 under the ‘Safe City Project.’ The project has been completed within the timeframe ordered by the interior minister. As per details of the project, 1,950 CCTV cameras have been installed at all main roads, intersections, markets and exit and entrance points of the capital. To interlink coordination through these CCTV cameras, a ‘Command and Control Centre’ has been established to monitor suspect activities in the city. Upright police officials will perform duties at the ‘Command and Control Centre’ round-the-clock to keep an eye on suspect activities in the capital.

To take action on suspect activities which appear on CCTV cameras, the ‘Rapid Response Force’ of ICT Police will remain on alert to reach the scene within three minutes. Amidst challenges of terrorism incidents, the project will streamline security measures for Islamabad. The coordination on part of the ‘Rapid Response Force’ will become vital to identify and arrest elements involved in suspect activities. Vigilant police officials will be deputed at the ‘Command and Control Centre,’ who will monitor every locality of the capital, especially its exit and entrance points.

The installation of CCTV cameras will also assist in controlling crime rate in the capital and keeping check on car-lifting. These gadgets will assist security departments in tracing criminal and suspect elements. With the assistance of recordings of CCTV cameras, traffic violations in the capital will also be monitored and drivers involved in violations of traffic rules will get tickets as per registration numbers of vehicles at their home addresses. The installation of CCTV cameras will prove to be a great achievement on part of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan which will create a sense of safety among the residents of the capital.

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