Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday approved a proposal to establish Sindh Safe City Authority and provincial forensic commission so that both the projects could be completed in true letter and spirit. Presiding over a high-level meeting at the CM House, Murad Ali Shah said that it was a big project, therefore Sindh Safe City Authority should be established first so that various components of the project could be implemented including CCTV cameras installation through its expertise, according to a statement.
He added that at present the project was being handled by IT department of the provincial government and the IT wing of the polic department. Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sindh Dr. Syed Kaleem Imam briefing the chief minister said that Feasibility Study of Sindh Safe City Project had been approved by the government for Rs. 10 million and the preparation of PC-I was in progress. He added that the safe city project was a big one and would be taken up after completion of its feasibility.
The chief minister was told that there were 25000 CCTV cameras installed at different locations in the city and were being monitored through command and control center established at the Inspector General Office. It was pointed out that a scheme of Rs. 200 million was launched to install 10,000 CCTV cameras at different locations in the city and in other divisional headquarters of the city. The government had allocated Rs. 10 million for the current financial year.
Sindh Chief Secretary Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah said that draft of Safe City Authority was presented in the cabinet which constituted its committee under Minister Energy Imtiaz Shaikh to review the draft law.
The committee had suggested some changes in the law which would be presented in the next cabinet meeting for approval. The chief minister directed Home Secretary Qazi Kabir to finalise and firm up the recommendations made by the cabinet committee and get them approved from the cabinet for sending it to assembly.
Sindh Forensic Commission: Sindh Home Secretary, Kazi Kabir briefing the chief minister said that 30 acres of land have been acquired for establishment of Forensic Science Lab in Deh Jorejio, Taluka Bin Qasim, Malir Karachi.