Pakistan police gets a CCTV watchdog

The Punjab police in Pakistan have completed installation of CCTV cameras in 716 police stations in 36 districts of the province. This was revealed in a meeting of Special Monitoring Unit for Chief Minister Punjab Head Fazeel Arif and Inspector General Police Punjab (IGP) Amjad Javed Saleemi at central police office.

The IGP briefed Arif about all the initiatives taken in Punjab Police. He said that the process of video monitoring of all Station House Officers (SHOs) has been started in order to provide timely justice to the public and save their precious time and money. Saleemi said that CCTV cameras have been installed in the offices of all SHOs of 36 districts across the province and they have been made bound to remain in their office for minimum two hours for the public and with the help of these cameras the direct monitoring will be conducted from central police office.

DIG IT Zulfiqar Hameed and DIG Discipline and Inspection Ahsan Younas also attended the meeting. They briefed Asif about front desk, 8,787 IGP complaint cell, police service centers and especially about working of khidmat counters and provision of relief to the public by these projects.