Islamabad police hold walk to convey safety measures among citizens

AFP

ISLAMABAD: Rescue 15 of the Islamabad Police on Thursday arranged the `safe city walk’ to give a message as how the city could be made more secure by the citizens by taking self-precautionary measures and promoting the liaison of police with the public.The walk was held in sequel of the `safe city campaign’ that was launched to ensure protection to the lives and property of the citizens by creating awareness among them. The walk was held from China Chowk to D-Chowk and was attended by AIG Sultan Azam Temuri, SSP Asmat Ullah, police officials, students, and members of the civil society.Temuri said that the ‘safe city campaign’ was launched to curb car lifting and property theft. Equipment and tools to prevent car lifting are available at the Rescue 15 office including immobilizers, chip card and locks. Tools and services to make homes safe are also available at Rescue 15 office while Android based, GSM based and Wi-Fi based software had been designed for the security of houses or shops.This campaign encouraged the citizens to support policing measures for their safety. Data of about 1.9 million stolen vehicles is also available with the Rescue 15 and public has been asked to get their vehicles verified before sale/purchase. The AIG said that the Islamabad Police has installed a new helpline system with especially designed software. It would keep record of every call received and undesirable calls.He added that the Islamabad Police has taken several steps to improve the services of Rescue 15 through deputing 98 personnel of Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) and has provided them with extra seven vehicles, 12 motorbikes and one ambulance. Temuri said that a quick response unit has been set up which would attend the emergency calls and provide immediate assistance to the people.He noted that the Safe Home Scheme was launched to ensure protection to the lives and property of the citizens. He said that performance of the Rescue 15 would be more effective because this helpline would play a vital role to bridge the gap between police and the public. The AIG said that the Islamabad Police would further deliver in an effective manner especially in case of any emergency or any other problem seeking police assistance. 

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