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Sindh Police to provide 200 Officers to KATI & facial recognition tech for enhanced security, IG Sindh

Inspector General (IG) Sindh Police Raja Riffat Mukhtar has announced the forthcoming provision of facial recognition technology for Karachi and 200 additional policemen to the Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI). The initiative aims to curb criminal activities disguised within the industrial workforce.

During a visit to KATI, President Johar Qandhari, Deputy Patron-in-Chief Zubair Chhaya, Senior Vice President Nighat Awan, Vice President Muslim Mohammadi, Standing Committee Acting Chairman Sheikh Umar Rehan, Former Presidents Masood Naqi, Saleem-uz-Zaman, Ehtshamuddin, Farrukh Mazhar, Tariq Malik, Farrukh Qandhari, Additional IG Sindh Khadim Hussain Rind, DIG East Captain Ghulam Azfar Mahesar, DIG Traffic Iqbal Dara, SSP Korangi Sardar Hasan Khan Niazi, SSP Traffic Korangi Farah Ambreen, Assistant IG Administration Syed Ali Asif and others were present.

IG Raja Riffat Mukhtar highlighted the pivotal role technology plays in ensuring the safety of industrial zones. He emphasized to make KATI a Model for other Industrial Areas and the need for collaboration between law enforcement and industrial stakeholders, underlining the importance of modern tools like facial recognition in swiftly identifying potential threats.

President of KATI, Johar Qandhari, expressed his support for the endeavor, emphasizing the importance of community policing in ensuring a secure environment for businesses and workers alike. Qandhari called for the completion of the Safe City project in Karachi and stressed the need to address manpower shortages within the Sindh Police.

In response, Deputy Patron-in-Chief Zubair Chhaya applauded the success of community policing initiatives in Korangi while acknowledging challenges posed by logistical constraints. Chhaya underscored the importance of increasing personnel for community policing and improving infrastructure to enhance security measures.

Additional IG Karachi Khadim Hussain Rind disclosed plans to augment security personnel in the industrial area and highlighted ongoing efforts to improve emergency response times. Rind emphasized the role of advanced software in streamlining law enforcement operations and commended the decline in reported incidents of violence under the Sindh Police’s watch.

During the event, Acting Chairman of the Standing Committee Sheikh Umar Rehan provided an overview of current community policing efforts in Korangi, emphasizing the need for expansion into additional sectors to ensure comprehensive coverage. During the event Masood Naqi, Tariq Malik, Ehtshamuddin and DIG Traffic Iqbal Dara also addressed.

The collaborative efforts between KATI and Sindh Police mark a significant step towards fortifying security measures in Karachi’s industrial hubs, with a focus on leveraging technology to deter criminal activities and ensure the safety of workers and businesses.

Photo Caption: KATI President Johar Qandhari presents a shield to IG Sindh Raja Riffat Mukhtar, alongside Zubair Chhaya, Nighat Awan, Muslim Mohammadi, Sheikh Umar Rehan, Farrukh Mazhar, DIG East Capt Ghulam Azfar Mahesar, and SSP Korangi Sardar Hasan Khan Niazi.

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