Karachi, Apr 3(ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has called for the use of the latest technology to combat violence in the country and innovative ways to raise funds for this purpose, reiterating 'zero tolerance' for extortion and other street crimes.
President Zardari also directed the provincial authorities and Interior Minister Rehman Malik to equip the law enforcement agencies with modern combat equipment, The Express Tribune reports.
He asked them to supply the police and the Pakistan Rangers with aerial patrolling equipment, including helicopters and armed personnel carriers (APCs) along with the 'geo-fencing' of certain localities to mark territories prone to criminal activities with virtual parameters.
Zardari stressed the need of a strict surveillance along the Karachi-Balochistan border to prevent militants from seeking hide-outs.
He directed the provincial government to submit a report on resource generation for the purpose.
He also promised the provincial government 2.5 billion rupees for the purchase of weapons and other equipment. (ANI)
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