ISLAMABAD, June 6 (APP): Interior Minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan on Monday formally inaugurated Islamabad Safe City Project and said this newly installed security system would help in further esnuring security in the federal capital.

Nearly 1,950 surveillance cameras have been installed across the city as part of the project. A well equipped command and control center has been established in a building at H-11 to monitor movements around important buildings of the city besides covering entry and exit points, roads, commercial centers and a sizable portion of the city’s residential areas, the Minister said.

Along with improving law and order in the city, the Safe City Project will also help in improving traffic system. The main objective of the Project was to make the capital a crime free city, the Minister said this while addressing the inaugural ceremony held here on Monday.

Talking about the success of the Project the Minister said “the project’s success depends on the performance of the police, the custodian of the Project. Desired results will be achieved from this project if the policemen will perform their duties properly”, he added.

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Highlighting the salient features of the project, the Minister said this was true policing system, where every corner of the city would be watched on monitors through cameras installed in various parts of the city.

He said that he wanted to reduce police check posts in the city and hoped to do it practically after constant monitoring during the coming
period of six months. Closed roads on Constitution Avenue have alrady been opened and utmost efforts are being made for the convenience to citizens, the Minister added.

According to details of the project, video summary software and 4G technology has been acquired for CCTV cameras. A total 1950 cameras were installed in various parts of the city including markets and roads.

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.

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Unnecessary protocol of various personalities has been withdrawn and only professionalism is being focused in policing affairs. The Inspector General Police Islamabad has the complete authority for appointments and transfers of officials, the Minister said declaring his non interference in such matters.

To a question, the minister said that strict action would be taken against those who succeeded in getting fake Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs), adding that there would be smooth process for verification of CNICs.

The process of SIMs verification was completed within due time and re-verification of CNICs would also be made on the same pattern without any inconvenience to people, he said.

About arrest of Indian spy by Pakistani forces, he said that Kulbushan Yadav entered in the country for specific objective and consular access would not be given to him as per decision made in this regard.

The minister also inspecte the control center and was briefed about the working of the control center in detail.