Punjab Safe Cities Authority is a national security project and its data is absolutely secure as per globally followed standards : AsiaNet-Pakistan

Punjab Safe Cities Authority is a national security project and its data is absolutely secure as per globally followed standards

August 18, 2018 | | Share:

Lahore, August 18, 2018 (PPI-OT): Punjab Safe Cities Authority is a national security project and its data is absolutely secure as per globally followed standards. The Chief Operating Officer Punjab Safe Cities Authority expressed these views while talking to a researcher’s delegation here today. The law enforcement agencies need to follow certain procedures to acquire PSCA data for investigation and legal processes, he added. It is not possible to share any of the data with anyone without following these procedures. Secondly, we at PSCA are highly concerned with the public privacy.

All our 8000 cameras are installed on main roads, markets, important installations and routes with a specific focus of securing the city. The COO said that PSCA’s Privacy Policy is in place which is being followed in letter and spirit and Citizen can read it on PSCA website “psca.gop.pk”. Authority’s operations and completely transparent and due standard operating procedures are adopted at every stage, he added.

All our functions are based on proper legislative mandate from the provincial assembly in the form of Punjab Safe Cities Authority Ordinance 2015 and Punjab Safe Cities Authority Act 2016. Answering to a question the COO said that Police response time in Lahore has improved by 12 to 15 minutes due to PSCA intervention through integrated emergency response system. The authority is helping in improving law enforcement capacity of Punjab Police with timely response to emergencies and crime prevention by equipping Police with state of the art technology.

To ensure women safety in PSCA launched a special women protection app and launched awareness campaign in connection with concerned quarters. While responding to a question regarding DRF’s recently published report, the COO said that digital rights foundation’s research regarding PSCA has no due verification and authentication process. The authority is not in any agreement or MoU for research with the said institution and its clearly mentioned in their report that they have relied on secondary sources and media reports. They conducted research without any lawful process and PSCA reserves rights to take legal action on such baseless reports, he added.

For more information, contact:
Directorate General Public Relations, Punjab (DGPR)
Government of the Punjab
21-Mahmood Gaznavi Road (Abbot Road), Lahore, Pakistan
Tel: +92-42-99201390-1-2
Fax: +92-42-99201371-2
E-mail: info@dgpr.punjab.gov.pk
Website: www.dgpr.punjab.gov.pk

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