Islamabad police to use Google Map for security, crime control

April 18, 2014 - 10:00:19 am

ISLAMABAD: Police officials of twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad have agreed to use the Google Map, defining patrolling points as well as beats and pickets, which will be monitored to ensure effective security and crime control, a spokesman for Islamabad Police said.

The decision was taken in a meeting between police officials of both cities, who sat together to chalk out a joint security plan and decided measures to ensure protection to the lives of citizens and and properties.

Following directions from the Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, the meeting was held at the Central Police Office, Islamabad. 

The AIG (Operations) said an elaborate joint security plan is crucial for twin cities. He asked officials to enhance coordination and ensure prompt exchange of information. He said joint pickets at entry and exit points have been established, and search operation in slums would continue.

The meeting discussed the functioning of ‘joint communication control room’ and decided to install security cameras at toll plazas of Islamabad and Rawalpindi. 

He said patrolling mechanism for both cities would be made effective and officials would patrol various areas.

Participants decided that crackdown would continue against robbers, car-lifters, proclaimed offenders in both cities and criminals wanted in any district would be transferred to the respective police station after arrest.

It was decided that SPs and in-charges of police stations in both cities would conduct meetings fortnightly and share information for success against criminal elements. It was also decided that senior officials of Islamabad and Rawalpindi would conduct follow-up meetings on monthly basis while special branches of both cities would share information about threat messages. Internews