KARACHI: (APP) Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has approved an amount of Rs 10 billion to install 10,000 surveillance cameras in three years over 2000 identified spots in the city.
The Chief minister disclosed this at a breakfast gathering organized by a media house here, said a statement on Thursday.
He added that apart from these cameras, the already installed CCTV camers in different parts of the city would also be made functional.
Syed Murad Ali Shah said that the police keeping in view the track record of the criminal activities have identified over 2000 spots / areas where these 10000 cameras would be installed.
These cameras would be connected with the command and control centre. "The activities would not only be monitored in the command & control center but necessary directives would be issued from there," he remarked.
The CM Sindh replying to another question said that there was lack of planning in preparing development schemes and projects. "We are trying to enhance the capacity of our planners, but the civil society has also to come forward to guide and assistant the government," he said.
Replying to another question, he said that he had taken disciplinary actions against some senior officers under the allegations of lethargy and inefficiency but just to keep the morale of the other officers high "we are not publicizing the actions," he said adding that he had initiated the accountability process of the government officers .
"I have my own strategy that is to bring everyone [officer] to work on time, this would help to solve most of the problems which develop due non availability of government officers/officials in their office" he remarked.
Talking about police order 2001, the CM Sindh said that it had lot of flaws and it had turned Sindh into police state that's why it was replaced with old law.