The government has decided to install advanced CCTV cameras in Karachi under the Safe City Project. The authorities will create the data of the citizen, record of locals and non-locals.
The horrific crimes in Karachi are becoming challenges for the security forces. Recently, famous Qawwal, Amjad Sabri was also murdered in Karachi.
For the protection of the citizens, the government has planned to initiate the Safe City project in the metropolitan. Earlier, this project was introduced in Lahore and Islamabad. According to the Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, the work on this project will be started after Eid-ul-Fitr.
While talking to a press conference, Chaudhry Nisar said that some elements on social networking websites are playing terrible roles against Pakistan. He stated that the world recognized the success of Pakistan in the battle against terrorism.
According to a report from the United States, the acts of terrorism in Pakistan have been reduced by 45 percent. Previously, Karachi was the sixth most dangerous city in the world. But now, it’s on the 32nd number.
For the restoration of the peace in Karachi, the government took many important decisions, said Nisar. The city will be divided into areas. The crime data will be digitized.
LCCI appreciated the decision of introducing Safe City Project in Karachi
On the other hand, the Lahore Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) welcomed the government decision to set up the database of the citizens of Karachi under Safe City Project and termed it an important move to establish peace in the largest city in the country.
In a statement, the LCCI President Sheikh Muhammad Arshad, Senior Vice President Almas Hyder, and Vice President Nasir Saeed said that database of Karachiites’ to identify locals and non-locals and surveillance cameras will ensure the security of Karachi, which is the hub of the trade and economic activities.
They said that Safe City Project would improve the law and order situation in Karachi and reduce the incidents of extortion, target killing and kidnapping for ransom which are already declining because of concrete measures of the government and law enforcement agencies.