KARACHI - Some 164 poles have been erected at different points in the city while the work to install four fixed cameras and one Pan-tilt zoom camera on each of them is in progress.

This information was given at a meeting held at Police headquarters under the chair of Inspector General of Police Sindh Fayyaz Ahmed Leghari, says a press release issued here on Saturday.

The meeting was held to review progress on video surveillance system installation project. It was further informed that so far 400 fixed and 30 pan tilt zoom cameras have been mounted on different poles and task to install remaining cameras would soon be accomplished.

The provincial police chief directed the committee headed by DIGP T&T to complete the project and arrange its formal launching at the earliest. The meeting was informed that Sindh Police was also arranging five portable poles with wireless fitted cameras and other necessary equipment. Some 50 wireless cameras would be installed.

The IG Police Sindh directed the police officials to ensure early completion of the command and control system in order to improve law and order situation in the city. He also directed to arrange modern technical equipment to cope with the novel techniques used by criminals and terrorists in their activities. The meeting as attended by senior officials of the Sindh Police.

SAFETY MEASURES: Commissioner Roshan Ali Sheikh has said that all associations of trade and industries must adopt necessary safety measures to cope with emergency situation in their industrial zones.

He stated this while presiding over a meeting at his office. Representatives of various industrial zones were present on the occasion. Commissioner said adopting all safety measures at factories was clearly stated under Section 25 of Factories Act 1934.

He said all factory owners must ensure emergency exits in their buildings should not be locked to allow workers escape during any emergency situation.

Roshan said industrialists should set up funds for the help of victims of Baldia factory blaze tragedy.

PM TAKES AERIAL VIEW OF FACTORY: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Saturday took an aerial view of the fire-affected factory in Baldia Town here.  Earlier, on his arrival at Karachi Airport, the Prime Minister was received by Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and others. After his arrival, he directly proceeded to take the aerial view of the fire-affected factory.