KARACHI: Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah on Saturday directed relevant officials to speed up work on the Karachi Safe City Project, ARY News reported.
Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said this while chairing a high-level session to review the province’s law and order situation.
The Sindh police briefed the meeting on installing ten thousand cameras in Karachi.
On this occasion, the Minister of Finance said that a fund of Rs10 billion had been allocated for the installation of 10,000 CCTV cameras in the safe city project. He directed officials to speed up work on the project and finish installing the cameras as quickly as possible.
“The Safe City project is very important for Karachi to oversee the mobility of citizens,” said Murad Ali Shah and directed Sindh IGP Mushtaq Mehar to control street crime in the city.
CM said that the law and order situation had improved in the city as Karachi was ranked 93 in the global crime index in early 2020.
“Karachi has been ranked sixth among 374 cities in the world in 2014, up to 71 in 2018 and at the end of 2019. It further increased to 88 in January 2020, and is now 93 on the index at the beginning of February, Murad Ali Shah recounted the meeting. .
He added that 47,199 security personnel will be deployed to secure the Rabi-ul-Awwal procession. Murad Ali Shah directed law enforcement agencies to finalize very easy security arrangements for the Rabi-ul-Awwal procession in Sindh.
Earlier in 2018, the Chief Minister of Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah had announced to establish a safe city project in Karachi to monitor citizen mobility and vehicle traffic.
This prime minister has announced that under the safe city project more than 10,000 high-quality CCTV cameras will be installed in 3000 strategically selected locations, including entry and exit points.
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