KARACHI: A new police helpline service has been introduced in Karachi under which all emergency services will operate.
DIG Security Karachi Maqsood Memon, in an interview has said that all private and government ambulance services and fire brigade will work in coordination whereas ambulances, police and other rescue teams will be immediately dispatched whenever an incident needing emergency help will happen.
He also said that Special Security Unit (SSU) commandos will be deployed across Karachi for curbing street crimes and emergency situations. DIG Security Karachi added that SSU commandos will reach ahead of the police at the crime scene.
“911 services will be operated from Central Police Office and Civic Centre whereas consultations are being held to set up a centralized office,” he said.
Memon stated that equipment along with 12 megapixel-5000 cameras, with face-detection software, will be installed across the city.
“The newly-introduced helpline service is being launched on the pattern of those operational in developed countries like the United States. The aim of the service is to provide better help and services to the citizens,” Memon said.
The senior police officer said that the citizens will get relief from the newly-introduced 911 service and the new police helpline will help to bring the crime rate down.