8500 CCTV cameras to be installed in Peshawar: IGP | Pakistan Today

8500 CCTV cameras to be installed in Peshawar: IGP

PESHAWAR: Inspector General of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Police Salahuddin Khan Mehsud on Wednesday said that about 8500 CCTV cameras will be installed under the Safe City Project on different points which will go a long way in identification of crimes and criminals besides awarding them punishment under the laws.

Addressing a delegation of the Sarhad Chamber of Commerce and Industries at the CPO Office, he said that the traders play a pivotal role in economic prosperity and development of the country and assured to provide congenial and peaceful atmosphere at every cost to carry out their trade activities.

The delegation was led by its president Zahid Shinwari. The provincial police chief said that beside Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police, the traders also offered equal sacrifices in the ongoing war against terror. He said that the traders were law abiding and peaceful citizen that was why every effort was being made to provide them conducive atmosphere to do their business.

He went on to say that law and order in Peshawar and throughout Khyber Pakhtunkhwa would be maintained at all cost and no one be allowed to disturb peace. He said that the police was fully committed against terrorism and other crimes and the war against crime and terror would be continued till its logical end. “We have broken the backbone of these elements and will achieve more success against them,” he maintained.

The police chief said that that the city patrol police have successfully foiled 5500 cases in the short period of time. He said that there was no political interference in the police force and best police officers were being posted on a priority basis. “I will be making example of those police officers/jawans who found involved in corruption and police high handedness,” he said.

Earlier, Zahid Shinwari briefed the provincial police chief about the problems and difficulties being faced by the traders. The delegation also suggested for the installation of the CCTV cameras at different places, a solution of traffic hazard and other related problems. IGP Mehsud welcomed their suggestions and assured that a separate meeting would be convened for its implementation and solution of the problems.

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