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Sindh Police acquires six drones to strengthen surveillance system


Karachi : In a move aimed at strengthening surveillance system, the Sindh Police have acquired six drones equipped with 25-megapixel high-definition cameras.

The drones will mainly be used in those areas where human movement is tough due to dangerous terrain or higher risk to its personnel.

The six drones would be handed over to different ranges of the Sindh Police each to Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Shaheed Benazirabad, Larkana and Sukkur, reports Dawn.

It is for the first time in Pakistan that such technological support for policing has been obtained.

The Sindh Police have already initiated a project to install around 4,000 high-tech 12-megapixel closed-circuit TV (CCTV) cameras across Karachi as the existing 2,200 equipment in the city.

Each drone has an advanced GPS technology, which can also help the operators on ground track its location and activity even if it’s not in sight.

This machine is called third generation of Skycam, which is primarily designed for surveillance and intelligence job.

The idea to acquire such technology emerged after the police, mainly in rural parts of Sindh, found it hard to track terrorists and armed bandits due to terrain of their strongholds and high risk to lives of the personnel. (ANI)

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