ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad police receive approximately 2,700 fake calls each day, which is badly affecting the police response system, Inspector-General Qazi Jamilur Rehman said Sunday.

The police chief appealed to the masses to avoid making hoax calls as it may put someone’s life in danger.

“If we are sent to a hoax call, it means we’re not available when someone really needs our help. It could be a matter of life or death,” the IG said in a statement.

He said that police emergency department 15 plays an important role in receiving and transmitting calls from the public.