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Islamabad Police To Get Drones For Carrying Out Surveillance, Mass Patrolling

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    Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry has said that Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) will soon be equipped with drones for ‘surveillance’ and ‘mass-patrolling’ in the federal capital.

    Digital news outlet Tech X reported that the minister, while talking to media at the Ministry Secretariat in Islamabad, said that move would not only prove to be effective in reducing crime rates but it would also enable ICT Police to save millions of rupees on their annual fuel bill.

    Fawad Chaudhry said that the drone technology would be used in commercial and agriculture sectors. Talking about the ‘Made in Pakistan’ drones that were made to fights against the locusts attack, he said that the indigenously-built drones are fully capable of monitoring farms and spraying disinfectants as they can spray 16 liters of pesticide for 18 minutes.

    Earlier in April, Punjab Police had started to use drones for surveillance as part of a province-wide crackdown against the kite flyers. The police officers had located and arrested a number of citizens involved in breaching the ban on kite flying in the province.

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