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PSCA activates panic buttons at 122 locations

By Our Correspondent
July 11, 2024
Employees of the PSCA work in the operation room in this image. — Facebook/Punjab Safe Cities Authority/File
Employees of the PSCA work in the operation room in this image. — Facebook/Punjab Safe Cities Authority/File 

LAHORE:Following the directives of the chief minister, the PSCA has activated panic buttons at 122 locations in City as part of the ongoing restoration of the 15 panic buttons.

Initially, 50 locations had the panic buttons restored. In the second phase, the number of panic button locations was increased to 100. Along with restoring the panic buttons, the PSCA took immediate action on a 15-panic button call and arrested a mobile snatcher.

A citizen contacted the PSCA via a panic button immediately after their mobile phone was snatched. The authority identified the snatcher and he was arrested immediately. According to the PSCA spokesperson, panic buttons became non-functional due to operation and maintenance issues arising from contractual problems with a private company. The remaining buttons will be restored soon. In the absence of mobile phones, citizens can obtain immediate police assistance through 15 panic buttons.

Investigation of pending cases reviewed

Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Bilal Siddique Kamyana Wednesday presided over a meeting and reviewed the timely completion of investigation proceedings relating to pending cases. The CCPO expressed concern over the poor performance of the DSP (investigations) Raiwind and lauded work of the DSP (investigations) Baghbanpura.

He directed SDPOs to expedite pending cases with better coordination with the Prosecution Department. DIG Investigations Zeeshan Asghar, DIG Operations Faisal Kamran, SSP Investigations Anoosh Masood Chaudhry, SSP Operations Tassawar Iqbal, SSP Legal Ghulam Hussain Chohan, SP AVLS Rana Zahid, Divisional SPs and DSPs from Operations, Investigations and AVLS attended the meeting.

14 die in road accidents

The Emergency Services Department (ESD) responded to 1,271 road traffic accidents in all districts of Punjab during the last 24 hours. In these accidents, 14 people died, whereas 1,401 were injured. Out of these, 624 people with serious injuries were shifted to different hospitals, while 777 victims with minor injuries were treated at the incident site by Rescue medical teams.