Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police has categorically denounced the security alert issued recently by the US Embassy in Islamabad.
The alert warned US Citizens to exercise caution after an increase in street crimes in sectors G-6, F-6, F-7, F-10, I-9, and I-10.
It also advised the US Citizens to be aware of their surroundings while traveling within these sectors especially during visits to markets, banks, and ATMs.
In response, a spokesperson for the ICT Police has said that the alert issued by the US Embassy is based on nothing but speculations as the department has not documented any such increase in street crimes in the sectors mentioned in the alert.
The crime rate in the capital from January to September 2020 has declined by 33% in comparison to the same period in 2019, the spokesperson added.
Moreover, the World Crime Index 2020 Mid-Year has declared Islamabad safer than 56 out of 57 US cities on the list.
In fact, Islamabad, ranked 322nd on the list, has fared better than 173rd ranked New York, 164th ranked Los Angeles, 115th ranked Miami, 97th ranked San Francisco, 96th ranked Las Vegas, and 78th ranked Washington DC.
It must be noted here that the higher the rank number on the list, the safer the city is.
Notwithstanding the negative propaganda, ICT Police has once again declared the safety and security of the capital as its paramount responsibility.
— Islamabad Police (@ICT_Police) September 14, 2020