ISLAMABAD: The federal minister for interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Thursday that the Islamabad safe city project will be launched during the next few weeks that envisages installation of 1,500 security cameras and central command system.
In his address to a press conference in Islamabad on Thursday evening, the interior minister said that a Rapid Response Force has been established in Islamabad which is equipped with sten guns and all checking points of Islamabad are now working in a coordinated manner.
The interior minister said that threat perception in Islamabad and some other parts of the country has lowered during the last seven months due to measures taken by the government. He said that he can say with responsibility that Islamabad is safe and it is their effort to make the entire country secure.
Nisar said that it is their effort to include major arteries of Rawalpindi like Murree Road and The Mall into the new security project.
The minister said that National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) will soon be established after approval of the cabinet and the Rapid Response Force will be replicated in the provinces.
Moreover, he said that action against terrorists and criminals is continuing in Karachi‚ Balochistan‚ FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said as per directions of the All Parties Conference‚ the prime minister is making sincere efforts to address the menace of terrorism through dialogue.