By Uzma Zafar
ISLAMABAD: Islamabad police helpline â€“ Safe City Rescue 15 – received 102,340 phone calls during the last month and provided immediate assistance on various help seeking calls.
According to the report issued following the directions of DG Safe City Muhammad Saleem, a total of 102,340 calls were received and most of them were related to corona ambulance and fire brigade.
Out of these calls, 94,503 calls were irrelevant to police and 7387 were promptly were responded by police. DG Safe City has said that an average of 3,150 calls are received at this helpline on daily basis and most of these calls are not relevant to police.
He said that such hoax calls waste the time of police and deserving people become unable to contact police in time. He appealed citizens to avoid making calls to police on irrelevant matters as these may delay prompt response to the citizens seeking police help in emergency cases.
DG Safe City said that police have launched an awareness campaign on social media while legal action would be also initiated against those making hoax calls.