KARACHI: Sindh police have acquired six drones equipped with 25-megapixel high-definition cameras, sources and officials said on Saturday.
The move will strengthen the law enforcement agency’s surveillance system, mainly in those areas where human movement is tough due to dangerous terrain or higher risk to its personnel.
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 were found ineffective in identifying people and recognising suspects captured in the footage.
“These six drones would be handed over to different ranges of the Sindh police each to Karachi, Hyderabad, Mirpurkhas, Shaheed Benazirabad, Larkana and Sukkur,” said a source.
“Each drone is tagged at around Rs1.5 million and a team of some 23 policemen comprising personnel of different ranges has been