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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government Monday decided to execute the Peshawar Safe City project in different phases and make the provincial capital a safer city.

In the first phase, this project will start as a pilot project from Hayatabad which will be extended to other areas of the city in the next phases. The decision was made in a high-level meeting held here with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan in the chair.

Besides, Provincial Minister Taimur Saleem Jhagra and Special Assistant to KP CM on Information, Barrister Mohammad Ali Saif, Chief Secretary Dr. Shehzad Bangash, Inspector General of Police Muazzam Jah Ansari, Principal Secretary to CM Amjad Ali Khan, Secretary finance Ikramullah Khan, Secretary Home Khushal Khan, Capital City Police Officer Muhammad Ijaz and other concerned officials also attended the meeting.

The meeting decided that plan for the implementation of the pilot project would be finalized within a week while consultancy for the implementation of the pilot project would be completed within a month whereas the pilot project would be completed by the end of this year. It was also decided that the project would be implemented through open tendering.

Briefing the meeting about various aspects of the pilot project, it was informed that a preliminary survey of Hayatabad has already been completed.

As per the survey report, about 500 CCTV cameras would be installed at 96 different points of Hayatabad while 56-km long fibre optic cable would be laid to integrate the CCTV cameras.

It was also told that after the successful completion of the pilot project in Hayatabad, it would be extended to other areas of the city.

On the occasion, the Chief Minister directed the quarters concerned to advertise consultancy for the pilot project as soon as possible, adding that execution of safe city project was imperative so as to make Peshawar a safe city.

He added that the provincial government would provide all the required resources for this purpose.

The chair also directed the concerned quarters to fulfil their respective shares of responsibilities well in time in order ensure the implementation of the project without further delay.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2022

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