Civil Services Academy (CSA) Lahore and National Highway & Motorways Police (NH&MP) Officers, visited PPIC3, Qurban Lines Lahore on Thursday. The 270 CSA and 45 members from NH&MP were apprised of functions and structure of the premier project of Punjab Safe Cities Authority by the Chief Operating Officer Akbar Nasir Khan and Chief administration officer Muhammad Kamran Khan , while escorting the entourage, established the inevitability of such pervasive and omniscient policing enterprise as a valid remedy to modern day security challenges.
The under-training Officers appreciated the technologies and practices in place as were demonstrated to them in details especially about Intelligent Traffic Management System and Electronic Challaning. They showed keen interest in the unprecedented Facial Recognition Technology buttressed with swift and automated police interception protocols. The trainees were briefed in detail as to how intelligent traffic management system, which is very close to the working of NH&MP as well, is helping in reducing traffic violations and ultimately road crashes. They were further informed as to how the data can be used for accidents’ analysis and possible preventive measures can be taken accordingly. They appreciated the conflation of various emergency response helplines, under a universal SOS number 15, in-line with international standards and practices. The officials also expressed awe and satisfaction on authority’s capability to record and produce geo-positioning data and tagging of vehicles within the metropolis by the virtue of ANPR technology and geo-strategic grid of capacitated CCTV cameras. They termed PPIC3, a monumental achievement towards integrated policing in Punjab, seeking emulation across Pakistan. Such projects ensure optimum security thresholds as they employ latest technologies and advanced gadgets when preempting or combating crime, they added. They felt proud and expressed great interest in the overall productivity of the PPIC3 faculty and proven potential of its youth workforce. The visits were concluded with the presentation of souvenir shields to the delegations from the PSCA’s end.