Long march to be fruitless like resignation threat: Firdous Terms opp alliance a gang of corrupt leaders, having no political future

Amraiz Khan

Special Assistant to Punjab Chief Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday declared that the long march would prove a nightmare for the PDM, saying that a directionless opposition is unable to hold any long march. “The long march will remain unsuccessful like the resignation threat.”

Dr Firdous said that March 26 is far off and the corrupt cabal is striving to save its looted money only. The SACM termed the PDM a gang of corrupt leaders, having no political future, saying that the troika could not deceive each other any further and the PDM would disintegrate like a house of cards.

People have also recognized the looters and the negative politics of this cabal have come to an end, she maintained.

SACM Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan stated during her visit to the head office of Punjab Safe Cities Authority established at Qurban Lines here on Tuesday.

Talking to the media, Dr Firdous said the PSCA by incorporating modern technology and methods aims to redefine the capabilities of law enforcement agencies and help ensure public safety. She said the Punjab Police Integrated Command, Control and Communication (PPIC3) Center has the support of law enforcement agencies to respond to any emergency. She said the project was launched with the installation of 8,000 cameras in Lahore which is being gradually extended to other divisional headquarters, adding that work is underway on the Rawalpindi and Nankana Sahib City projects as well.

In line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan, the government is setting up Safe City Center in Nankana Sahib to provide security to the locals and the visitors, she said. The Special Assistant said that 60,000 phone calls are received on ‘Pucar 15’ on the daily basis from across the province and police help is provided to the citizens timely. The PSCA received more than 15 million emergency calls in the year 2020 alone, she said.

Dr Firdous said the use of modern technology by the PSCA has improved the police response time and police is providing assistance to citizens in 10 to 15 minutes across the province.

With the help of the Safe City project, we have brought International Cricket back to our country and this most advanced and improved security system is being acknowledged by the security experts, she said.

The SACM said the CCTV cameras installed on city streets provide footage of dozens of incidents every day to assist the police in the investigation, adding that so far more than 7,000 audio and video recordings have been provided to police for help in the investigation process. Dr Firdous said the PSCA has introduced an Electronic Challan System to regulate traffic in the city which has resulted in a 45 percent reduction in fatal traffic accidents, adding that a system of online payment of e-challan has also been introduced for the convenience of citizens through which they can pay their challans from the comfort of their home. It is satisfying that PSCA has also financially contributed to the national exchequer by depositing challan fee worth Rs499 million.

The SACM said the lost and found center under the PSCA has reunited more than 3,000 lost children and others with their families. Moreover, it is satisfying that PSCA has also introduced the ‘Pehchaan App’ to check criminal records of citizens and the ‘Women Safety App’ for the safety of women.

While talking about the ongoing political situation, the SACM said Maulana is suffering from the pangs of removal from power corridors. It seems that Maulana has realized and recognized his real political enemies and has updated his software as he has stated that he is not against the state institutions.