95pc work on ‘Kasur safe city project’ completed: Safe Cities Authority
LAHORE: The Punjab Safe Cities Authority on Tuesday announced that 95 per cent work on ‘Kasur safe city project’ had been completed, ARY News reported.
The authority said that over 450 CCTV cameras installed at different sensitive and crime hot spots in Kasur.
The authority connected Kasur’s integrated command, control and communication (IC3) centre with Lahore via fiber optic cable. Now Kasur city can be monitored from Lahore too.
It is pertinent to mention here that the provincial government had initiated the step after seven-year-old Zainab’s rape-murder case which had drawn attention of the authorities towards the increasing trend of child abuse in the city.
On January 3, Punjab inspector general of police had said that after the successful establishment of Punjab Safe Cities Authority (PSCA) in Lahore, seven new projects were being established in Kasur, Multan, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Sargodha, Bahawalpur and Gujranwala with an aim to make other cities safer as well.
Last year, on December 4, a raid had been conducted by Punjab police along with ARY News’ ‘Zimmedar Kaun’ team led to the arrest of including three women, from Sharifpura neighbourhood of Kasur district’s Pattoki city who allegedly bought minor girls for prostitution.
The raid, had been conducted on November 28 and had shown in Zimmedar Kaun‘s December 2 episode, led to the arrest of three women and recovery of at least two girls named Laiban and Seerat.