CM opens Rs120mn Command, Control Centre at CM House

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KARACHI, Aug 24: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah has said that Command and Control Center helps to detect criminal activities, improve traffic management and to witness action by rescue/police, prompt or delayed. Therefore, it must be run on professional basis. This he said while inaugurating Command & Control Centre established at a cost of Rs120 million at the CM House, said a statement on Monday. He was accompanied by provincial ministers Nisar Khuhro, Gianchand Israni, Mukesh Kumar Chawala, MNAs and senior officers. Secretary Information Technology briefing the CM Sindh said that presently 200 cameras of police department have been linked with the command and Control Centre, 1800 cameras of KMC would also be linked with the centre by the end of next week. He also said that the VVIP programs or movement can also be monitored by making special arrangements. “This centre has an unlimited capacity to cover or view surveillance cameras,” the Secretary said. IG Police Ghulam Hyder Jamali told the chief minister that the surveillance cameras installed by the police are of 2 Mega pixel. “We are working with a foreign agency and we would upgrade cameras to 8 Mega pixels. This would improve quality of the footage manifold,” he said. The CM Sindh inspected the server room, recording system and system of sharing details with the concerned authorities for necessary action. The CM Sindh directed his Principal Secretary Alamuddin Bullo to run the Command & Control Centre efficiently and make it useful in the larger interest of public.

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