Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL) has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Auqaf Organization Punjab, for providing IP Surveillance System at different shrines of Punjab.
Auqaf Organization is a Punjab Government looking after the administration of 500+ Shrines and 400+ mosques all over Punjab. In the first phase of this project, PTCL will deploy state of the art IP Video Surveillance system at 15 shrines making the security of these shrines fool proof.
The MOU signing ceremony was held at Awan e Auqaf Lahore. SEVP Business Zone Lahore Mr. Nasir Iqbal signed the MoU on behalf of PTCL while Chief Administrator Auqaf Mr. Tariq Mehmood Pasha signed the MoU on behalf of Auqaf Organization. EVP CS & PD Mr. Niaz Malik, GM CS Mr. Muhammad Basharat Qureshi, Khatib Badshahi Mosque Maulana Syed Abdul Khair Azad and Director Administration Auqaf Mr. Tariq Mehmood Javed were also present on the occasion.
According to the MoU, PTCL will provide IP surveillance system at 15 Shrines all over Punjab. This will include installation of Cameras and Storage System at each shrine along with a monitoring facility and resident engineer to ensure smooth running of the system. Security System at all these shrines will aggregate at a Centralized Control Room, to be established at Lahore, for remote monitoring as well as storage purpose over PTCL provided network.
SEVP Business Development Hamid Farooq stated,
“This IP Surveillance System will be based on Build Own and Operate (BOO) model .And after successful installation of IP Surveillance System in 1st Phase, Auqaf Department and PTCL would move forward to 2nd phase, where another 15 shrines of Punjab will be provided these services”.
EVP corporate solutions PTCL Niaz Malik stated,
“The Establishment of this Surveillance System will not only improve the security conditions at these Shrines but will also be serving Auqaf to monitor the Cash Collection System at the Shrines. Hence, providing public safety as well as curbing the revenue pilferage”.