Only 17 CCTV cams are operational out of 820 installed in Karachi.
Advocate general Sindh on Thursday presented a report in the Supreme Court on CCTV cameras in Karachi. He briefed that 168 CCTV cameras of two mega-pixels were installed in the city in 2008; in 2014, 210 such cams were installed while in 2015 the civic body put in 225 CCTV cameras of five mega-pixels.
The report further said Sindh Police installed 820 cameras in the city in 2012, and only 17 of them were now operational.
Then Chief Minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah had given approval for transferring control of cameras to the provincial police.
The report added that control of all cameras will be given to police from October 1, 2016.
During the hearing, chief justice inquired that whether mobile phone companies provide data to the Sindh police. IG Sindh responded in negative, saying cellular companies don’t provide data to the police.
Attorney general informed the court that GSM locators were being provided to the police.