ISLAMABAD: The apex anti-corruption watchdog on Thursday directed to verify a complaint against the 600 malfunctioning surveillance cameras of the federal capital’s Safe City project. The complaint verification was directed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal on Thursday as he took notice of the malfunctioning surveillance cameras. The NAB Rawalpindi director general was directed to submit details of the expenditures incurred on the project, when it started and the reasons why these cameras are not functioning. The NAB Rawalpindi director was further directed to affix responsibility so that the lives of citizens in the federal capital can be made safer. The direction comes weeks after a senior police officer from the neighbouring Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Peshawar Rural SP Tahir Dawar went missing from Sector F-10 of the capital. Dawar’s body was found from Nangarhar province of Afghanistan two days ago and was handed over to Pakistani authorities at the Torkham border on Thursday. dna
Published in The Express Tribune, November 16th, 2018.