With the long march of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) just around the corner, the Islamabad police have decided to equip personnel deployed at entry points of the capital with body cameras to ensure accountability during the protest.
In a pre-emptive measure, the police also decided to deploy officials at the entry points and strategic locations in the federal capital. If the protesters tried to attack the police officials or destroy public property during the long march, these cameras’ audio and video recordings will be used to identify and capture the culprits.
This is not the first time that the police have decided to use body cameras for the sake of transparency. During the tenure of the PTI government, the police had decided to equip officials at check posts with body cameras after complaints of misbehavior and extortion.
However, it will be the first time that cameras would be used in Islamabad to tackle law and order situations and to identify potential miscreants.
According to Islamabad Police details, at least 10 cameras have been procured in the first phase to test their performance and the number of cameras will be increased after the pilot phase. These cameras are equipped with night vision capabilities and can record audio along with videos as well.
Similarly, Rangers and Frontier Constabulary personnel will also be equipped with modern technology to perform their duties during the long march.
PTI Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday gave the call to protestors that he would attend the long march in person on26 November 2022 in Rawalpindi. On the same day, in a report submitted to the Islamabad High Court, the capital police highlighted the risk of an “accidental confrontation” with the police personnel from Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, who have been providing security cover to the PTI long march.
Punjab Government has made all arrangements to ensure the security of PTI Chief Imran khan during the Long march in Rawalpindi. For this Purpose, Punjab Government provided 1200 Drone Cameras to Punjab Police.