Sukkur administration installs CCTV during Aashura

Monday 25 2017 4 weeks ago 52   Sukkur   Print

Report  Bisma Waseem : Sukkur: To carry out monitoring and vigilance for the purpose of security of important roads and ways, the District Administration Sukkur issued tenders of huge amount of Rs.40 million for installation of CCTV Cameras but so far work has not been started for installation of CCTV Cameras. The holy month of Muharram-Ul-Haram has been started but due to non-installation of CCTV Camera of the tenders which were issued in the month of June-2017, the administration has been compelled once again for making security arrangements by installation of temporarily CCTV Cameras for monitoring of Muharram processions and to avert any untoward incident. To tackle the sensitive situation during Muharram-Ul-Haram in Sukkur which was third biggest city of Sindh, the higher police authorities were striving to maintain law & order and peace as well as provision of foolproof security to the Muharram processions, Majalis and other mourning activities. In this regard, SSP Sukkur Amjad Shaikh told the media that tenders of Rs.40 millions were issued in the month of June 2017 in connection with installations of CCTV Cameras at different sensitive locations of Sukkur city for monitoring the movement of people and also for security of Muharram processions but some change has been made concerning with installation of CCTV Cameras and no implementation could be made due to coming of new project. However, he said that all security arrangements concerning with Muharram processions, Majalis and others during Muharram-Ul-Haram as well as maintaining the law & order and peace have been completed and police officials and personnel were monitoring it round-o-clock. In this connection, Deputy Commissioner Sukkur / Project Director Raheem Bux Maitlo said that tenders of Rs.40 millions were issued but Chief Minister of Sindh had promised to give Safe City Project to Sukkur according to which latest modern monitoring system like exist in Multan (Punjab), the cameras would be installed throughout the district Sukkur and its control room would be functioned at ‘15’ Madadgar Centre but so far approval in this regard has not made from the provincial government adding that as & when approval was accorded by the provincial government, the amount of Rs.40 million would be transferred in Safe City Scheme and said scheme would complete by a renowned company of China, he added. He further said that cameras were being installed temporarily throughout the district Sukkur to carry out monitoring so that situation of law & order and peace could be maintained. 02