KARACHI – Sindh police have decided to equip its field officers with body cameras to improve policing in the province.
Announcing the decision, the Sindh IGP said that they have decided to purchase body cameras for police in order to assess the performance of the police officials. Besides this, he said it was also aimed at assessing the actual situation in a case where a policeman is blamed for any irregularity.
“The policemen are blamed for their attitude during raids and arrests and these devices would now help in determining as to where the fault lies,” he said, adding that frequently it happened that people blamed policemen even after committing a violation.
He said that the cameras would be used during operations, arrests, and traffic management.
“The policemen carrying out raids and conducting snap checking would be equipped with body cameras in order to get first-hand information of the issues,” IG Sindh Mushtaq Mahar said, adding the body cameras would come into use soon after being purchased by the provincial government.
Previously, policemen with body cameras and special tablets have been posted at five different check-posts across the capital city, according to the Islamabad police.
They said these cameras linked to the safe city system will record conversations between citizens and officials at pickets.