Clifton Town Police Official Website

I was surprised to find out that Clifton Town Police has a web presence.

I was even more surprised to find out that the website is actually not that bad.

It contains tons of useful information like emergency contact numbers, frequently asked questions, and safety tips.

But the most interesting feature was online reporting. You can even file a complaint against the police. I really don’t know if it really works or not (how about someone try it and let us know), but even the availability of such a feature is better than nothing at all. It’s a small step towards bridging the gap between government organizations and the people.

The only disappointment, however, was a link to a live webcam which lead to a blank page. It would have been super cool if the webcam was working.

It’s good to see e-government slowly fostering in Karachi, although there is a long way to go. Let’s hope other towns come up with something similar (and effective, not just for the sake of it).

Suggested by: Abdul Sami

11 Comments so far

  1. Kashif (unregistered) on October 27th, 2006 @ 5:55 pm

    Nice try. Hope other towns should have their sites on soon and would read and respond to the feedback collected through the web sites.

  2. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on October 27th, 2006 @ 6:53 pm

    Ntini ney Pakistani Team key Ley liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!

  3. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on October 27th, 2006 @ 6:55 pm

    27/6 hai hai hai zalim, kia scor hay!!

  4. verysmart (unregistered) on October 27th, 2006 @ 7:05 pm

    A project has been designed already featuring 600 security cameras along Shehrah-e-Faisal, airport to governor house, and in the HIGH-ALERTS ZONE designated by sindh government.

    This will include some number plate recognization cams, some night cams and a few high definition cams.

    Modulators will convert cam data to MP4 format and will be carried over fiber optic network to a central control room for monitoring and early alert.

    This will be coupled with a FM traffic channel which will help commuters to divert their course if a traffic jam is spotted ahead by a camera.

    The project cost is around Pak Rs. 13 crore and will feature soon as a tender in the papers.

  5. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on October 27th, 2006 @ 8:10 pm

    Rs.13 corore? why don’t they use china k cams ?:d

    by the way, don’t moderan cams has builtin feature to output the video in mpeg and other PC based formats?

  6. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on October 27th, 2006 @ 9:28 pm

    How are they going to prevent stealing of cameras from “charsis” ?

  7. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on October 27th, 2006 @ 10:38 pm

    @OT: Is it me or others also have noticed that Cy didn’t greet us on Eid Occasion? Cy, why?

  8. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on October 28th, 2006 @ 12:01 am

    While we are talking about cams,someone might like to read this slashdot story about Smart Cams.

  9. TheRepublicOfPakistan (unregistered) on October 28th, 2006 @ 3:10 am

    yea and what about the rest of karachi, i guess only the rich and power full need to complain, average people are probably in more need for such things than the people of clifton. They can already call up there buddies in the govt or police to complain or get someone suspeneded for stopping them from illegal activities. Oh now i get it, it is a complain box so that they can complain about “how dare so and so stopped me don’t you know who I am?”

  10. wasiq (unregistered) on October 28th, 2006 @ 3:26 am

    why is it called **HOUSE**(S.H.O)

  11. MB (unregistered) on October 28th, 2006 @ 2:55 pm

    “How are they going to prevent stealing of cameras from “charsis”? ”
    ahahhaha…… good one dude. Well, they will form a committee to investigate why the charsi’s are doing it. The committee will suggest some ideas. Then new IT methods will be used and then the thieves will come up with any other idea and this will go on and on. Or during this all we will come up with mal functioning of devices (camera’s etc ) and media will have something to play with & then a big unfortunate event will occur and the opposition will BAT and BALL at their pitch and this circle will go on and on.

    @TheRepublicOfPakistan :
    The poor do need this more than the rich but their crime is they havenot crossed the status of gareebi so they better wait for food shelter and water first. What are you talking about man. You know poor never gets a thing called security anywhere in the world.

    Alright now, on a serious note, I guess this is a good step forward by whomever it was taken. Kashif’s reply is enough I guess. We only pray that the websites in the end don’t turn out to be the MATRIC and INTERBOARD website which looked to be designed by a class 2 student or may be a paan wala or a part time painter. Some one said they have changed it. Lets wait and see

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