23,000-edu in­sti­tu­tions linked with ‘One-Click SOS’ alert sys­tem in KP

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

IS­LAM­ABAD—Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa po­lice has in­stalled ‘One- Click SOS sys­tem’ in 22978 ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions in the province to thwart any type of mil­i­tants’ mis­ad­ven­ture like that of the Army Pub­lic School at­tack.

The One-Click SOS sys­tem is an an­droid-based ap­pli­ca­tion. With the help of this sys­tem, a sim­ple click on the alert but­ton sends mes­sage to 10 dif­fer­ent locations in­clud­ing nearby po­lice sta­tions, rel­e­vant po­lice con­trol, field of­fi­cers and Cen­tral Po­lice Of­fice, re­ported a pri­vate news chan­nel.

The alert also shows the ex­act lo­ca­tion of the place un­der at­tack and the short­est pos­si­ble route for the law en­force­ment agen­cies.

This sys­tem has been in­stalled 2265 in­sti­tu­tions in Mansehra district, fol­lowed by 1970 in Dera Is­mail Khan, 1961 in Mar­dan, 1680 in Pe­shawar and 1613 ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions in Swat and all th­ese in­sti­tu­tions have been linked with the ‘One-Click SOS’ alert sys­tem.

Apart from ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions the alert sys­tem has been in­stalled in 484 banks, 1191 jew­ellery shops, 68 money chang­ers and nine Nadra of­fices in dif­fer­ent dis­tricts of Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa.

Ini­tially, the sys­tem was launched for the se­cu­rity of ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions fol­low­ing mil­i­tants at­tack on Army Pub­lic School in De­cem­ber 2014, but later it was de­cided to ex­tend the sys­tem to other sen­si­tive in­stal­la­tions and build­ings.

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