Karachi, November 17, 2012 (PPI-OT): The Sindh Governor on Saturday launched the e-policing system – a project aimed at equipping police with the latest technology to tackle the law and order problem and have easy access to the public.
Speaking at a ceremony at the Governor’s House, Dr Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan said the “e-Policing System in Sindh”, launched by the provincial government’s information technology department, would help the police department deal with terrorism and other criminal activities.
Noting that the benefits of this system should reach the masses, he said, “If we did not equip ourselves with modern technology, we will lag behind and not surmount different challenges successfully.”
The governor said he saluted the policemen who despite having limited resources protected the lives and properties of the masses while putting themselves in danger.
He pointed out that community policing had been introduced in nine different areas of the city and its positive results were surfacing.
“This system should be introduced in residential, commercial and trading areas.”
Ebad said the e-policing project would go a long way in strengthening the capability of the police and also in connecting the law enforcers with the common man in an easy and public-friendly manner.
The e-policing project comprises a traffic monitoring system through which police can monitor traffic in the city through cameras installed at 200 important locations. This system also has the additional utility of monitoring crimes at these locations.
Ebad said the Sindh police, after the completion of the project, had now embraced the most modern policing mechanism as practiced in highly advanced countries. The centralised Madadgar 15 Emergency Response Centre is equipped with the most modern equipment to handle citizens’ complaints.
The entire business of the Sindh police has now been automated and FIRs and other procedures will be maintained at centralised data centres.
“Through the prison management system, prisoners’ admission, release and other matters have also been automated. Besides, e-driving licence and FM radio are also effective tools for improving police performance,” the governor observed.
For more information, contact:
Sindh Governor House
Syed Wajahat Ali
Press Secretary to Governor
Tel: 99201217, 99201201-3