The district administration in Peshawar has launched a surveillance squad which will monitor administrative matters of the district. The squad has a special surveillance vehicle equipped with CCTV cameras.
The cameras will receive footage from across the country which will be transmitted to the District Smart Control Room where the trained staff will convert the information into actionable data for the deputy commissioner to take prompt actions.
Deputy Commissioner Dr Imran Hamid Sheikh inaugurated the facility on Sunday.
On the occasion, he said the surveillance van will help monitor the district’s situation and will also assist him to efficiently discharge his duties.
“This is a good addition to our squad. Now, we can monitor situation about encroachments, cleanliness, wall-chalking, illegal speed-breakers, traffic jams, electricity theft, etc through this vehicle and will take timely and appropriate decisions,” the DC Peshawar said.
“On the first day of operation, the new monitoring facility has identified 500 violators. We have served them notices,” Dr Imran added.
Commissioner Peshawar Shahab Ali Shah also appreciated the initiative and hoped that soon the surveillance squad would get more vehicles of the kind.