ISLAMABAD: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has been under scrutiny following the recent rape incident in F-9 Park in the capital.
This is not the first time the authority has faced such a situation, as a similar incident occurred in 2018. At that time, CDA pledged to install security cameras and enhance patrols to deter similar crimes in the future, however, those measures were never implemented.
In light of the recent event, the new CDA chairman, Noorul Amin Mengal, has taken a strong stance and declared that the measures that were previously promised will now be put into action.
He has directed the installation of 80 security cameras by February 20, as well as the provision of 12 motorcycles for patrolling.
Additionally, he has suspended two officers who were found to have stolen cables for the security cameras.
To further enhance safety measures, the park’s forest area will not be open to visitors after sunset, and each of the city’s seven major parks will have its own designated manager.
The CDA has approved a budget of PKR 100 million for the installation of solar panels in the park.
Furthermore, the chairman emphasized that any official who fails to enforce the new standard operating procedures will face consequences.
The installation of the security cameras has already commenced and is expected to be completed by February 20th.