Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has decided to revive and execute its decade-old Safe City project in Peshawar, a news source reported. The project would feature installation of a network of approximately 6,000 closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras across the city, as well as the construction of a central control room to monitor the input.
Chief Minister (CM) Mahmood Khan issued orders to this effect. He also instructed the officials concerned to seek assistance from the Punjab government in this endeavour. In response, Punjab CM Usman Buzdar delegated a number of key officials from the Lahore Safe City project to attend a meeting with Mahmood Khan to discuss the upcoming Peshawar Safe City project.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Lahore Safe City project Akbar Nasir Khan told reporters that they had previously completed a similar project in Lahore at a cost of PKR 140 million. For launching the said initiative in Peshawar, the officials concerned expect a minimum allocation of PKR 50 million.
The complete set up of the project in Peshawar is expected to operationalise within two years; including the installation of cameras and cables and setting up the control room.
Security officials have expressed the hope that this project would help improve the law and order situation in Peshawar, in addition to facilitating the evidence collection process against criminals.