Safe City Project inaugurated

Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz inaugurated the Safe City Project in Lahore where 8,000 cameras have been installed at 1,700 important points.

The Punjab Police Integrated Command, Control and Communication Centre (IC3) is expected to enhance the security of lives and property of the citizens of Punjab by employing smart technology and equipping Punjab police with modern surveillance capability, he said.

The project was initiated by the Punjab Chief Minister in May 2016 to make the city safe and it has been completed at a cost of Rs 14.52 billion. Fibre optic cable has been used in the program and video wall comprising 203 scanners has been established in the head office for monitoring. Furthermore, pictures of criminals and terrorists have been installed in the cameras, and authorities will be immediately alerted when any camera will identify the suspect anywhere.

A high-level Chinese delegation led by Chief Executive Officer of Huawei Guo Ping called on the Punjab Chief Minister. The Chinese delegation congratulated the Chief Minister on the inauguration of Safe City Project.

On the occasion, Guo Ping said that another milestone had been achieved. The Punjab government was utilising latest technology for the protection of life and property of the people which was a commendable step, he added.

Talking on the occasion, Shahbaz said the Punjab government had implemented the Safe City Project to ensure complete protection of life and property of the people. He added that the Punjab government had also planned to start that project in other cities of the province as well.