Pakistan Trains To Be Manned by Female SHOs, Monitored By Cameras

Pakistan Railway Police (PR) will hire more female Station House Officers (SHO) especially at the main railway station in Karachi to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere for female passengers.

Dawn said that after receiving excellent feedback from passengers on the recent appointment of the first-ever female SHO in Lahore (Mughalpura), the PR Police has appointed several additional female police officers for future appointments as SHOs. I know you started looking.

PR Police (IG) Inspector General Dr. Rao Sardar Ali Khan told Dawn that some police officers are currently undergoing training and will assess suitability for the role of SHO upon receiving reports.

He said the Ministry of Railways had authorized the police to initially hire 593 officers, including some drivers.

He said that in response to several incidents, the police planned a system of watching cameras deployed on trains to monitor all major stations, passenger and freight trains, duty staff, and other activities. said.

IG added that the purpose of the program is to identify criminals who travel by train. “We also developed an e-police email app modeled after the Punjab State Police to check suspect, vehicle and criminal records.

To ensure passenger safety, the PR police are assisted by the IT department and the Punjab Safe City Authority, he said. The PR chief announced that a mobile app called “Safar Saheli App” will be released soon. This ensures that anyone requesting assistance is answered immediately, especially to protect female passengers and their children, as well as the rest of the public.

All LEA criminal record information in Pakistan is integrated into the e-police email app, a police spokesman said. He argued that it would be left to Central Command to assess the effectiveness and location of police and other agencies performing field duties.

This app is designed to make it easy to identify suspicious individuals at stations and on moving trains, and was developed with the field needs of quickly and efficiently retrieving information from vast databases in mind. The station is easy to track. It is therefore an effective tool for arresting fugitives in court and police fugitives,” he said in a statement.

He said up to 20 police officers have been trained in the use of the app across all railway police departments.

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