LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif inaugurated Punjab Safe City Project, a unique project of its kind in Pakistan and the biggest project in Asia, at Qurban Lines.
After inaugurating Integrated Command, Control and Communication Center of Punjab Safe Cities Authority, the Chief Minister said that the first phase of Safe City Project has completed in a record period of time.
He said that Punjab government started Safe City Project for providing a crime-free and peaceful atmosphere to the citizens and an amount of Rs.12 crore is being spent for this purpose.
He said that a huge screen has been installed in Command & Control Center under this project which is the biggest screen of Asia. He said that Punjab government is working on Safe City Project with the collaboration of a leading Chinese company Huawei and it is the first project of its kind in Pakistan. Shehbaz Sharif hoped that the Chinese company would operate this project as an example of hard work, honesty and transparency.
He said that Punjab is the first province where this kind of project has been inaugurated whereas federal government started Safe City Project in Islamabad six years ago which has now been completed. He said that the Safe City Project of Punjab government is four times bigger than Islamabad project. Federal Interior Minister Ch. Nisar Ali Khan increased the number of cameras of Islamabad Safe City Project from 1500 to 2000 whereas eight thousand cameras are being installed in Lahore under Punjab Safe City Project.