Punjab launches Safe City Project in Lahore

Staff Report

LAHORE -- The Punjab Safe City Project inaugurated in Lahore October 11 to secure the city with surveillance of some 8,000 cameras, Dawn reported.

He said the project would be phase wise extended to other cities of the province.

The Safe City Project will cost Rs12 billion (US $114.7m) for Lahore that would turn the city crime-free and peaceful, the Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said, while inaugurating the project.

The surveillance cameras would be monitored through the command and control centre, Shahbaz Sharif said, adding that similar projects would also be launched in Multan, Bahawalpur, Rawalpindi, Gujranwala, Faisalabad and Sargodha by the end of 2017.

Meanwhile, Rangers arrested two target killers having alleged links with Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) and four other suspected militants of banned outfits during raids in Landhi, Bin Qasim, North Nazimabad and Korangi areas of Karachi October 12, Dunya TV reported.

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