Islamabad to be declared a safe city next month



Decision has been taken to declare Islamabad safe city in next month.

The Interior Ministry has decided to install 1,800 state-of-the-art close circuit TV cameras on the entry points of Islamabad as part of this project for making it safe.

The sources said that Interior Ministry has issued directives in writing to Chinese company engaged in installing CCTV cameras to fulfil all the requirements of installation of these 1,800 cameras till 30 November. The cameras are being installed with five years warranty.

Control room of these 1,800 CCTV cameras will be set up in special cell of interior ministry. Automatic monitoring of these cameras will be carried out in Capital Police headquarters. This move will help rein in terror related incidents and other crimes in federal capital.

The Chinese company which has been assigned the work of installing these cameras has already done this job in other countries, major cities of China and Kuwait which are yielding requisite results.

Bank of China has provided $100 million to Chinese company to complete the project. Pakistan will repay this amount in annual instalments without paying any heavy interest.