A Foreign Service Academy Islamabad delegation of under-training diplomats from 15 friendly states paid an academic visit to Punjab Safe Cities Authority.
The 25-member delegation had in it young diplomats from countries
such as Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Kenya, Tajikistan, Maldives, Algeria,
Antigua and Barbuda, Guatemala, Iraq, Liberia, Nepal, Papa New Guinea,
Samoa, Sri Lanka and Sudan.
At PSCA, Chief Administrative Officer Muhammad Kamran Khan received
and briefed the delegation about the project.
The participants were demonstrated real time application of
technologies such as Facial Recognition, Number Plate Recognition,
Traffic Management and E-Challaning en-route to project’s various
sections namely Emergency Control Center and Operations & Monitoring
Center. The diplomats praised the success of the project and termed it
an achievement, by Punjab province that has left behind many
international security outfits in comparison. This is indeed an
improved security profile of Pakistan, said the participants of the
informative tour. Punjab Police has both ability and will to achieve
such hi-tech transition, they added.
At this moment, the CAO apprised the delegation about the project
being unique in a sense that it employed largest number of youths so
far than any comparable project anywhere in the world. We also have a
moderately capable Media Monitoring Center which also keeps an eye on
Pakistani cyberspace – records and reports trends and sentiments, he
added. The visit was concluded with the presentation of souvenir
shield to the delegation from the PSCA’s