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Islamabad

February 15, 2018

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Number of stray dogs on the rise

Number of stray dogs on the rise

Rawalpindi: The numbers of stray dogs is increasing day by day and they have become nuisance for masses particularly at night.

A survey conducted by ‘The News’ revealed that Pirwdahi, Adiala Road, Bagh Sardaran, Dhok Juma, Tehmasabad, Lal Kurti, City Sadder Road, Defense Road, Kohati Bazaar, Raheemabad, Shah Khalid Colony, Jhanda, Scheme-III, Arya Muhallah, Mukha Sing Estate, Naik Alam, Banni, Pindowra, Chur, Misriyal, Tench, Girja and Dhok Kala Khan are the most affected areas where hundreds of stray dogs wander openly creating fear and panic among public.

According to TMA Rawal Town, Potohar Town, RCB and CCB authorities, there are more than 40,000 stray dogs in the city. The Town Municipal Administration (TMA), Rawal Town Chief Officer Khalid Javed Goraya told ‘The News’ that they have launched a campaign to kill stray dogs from all city areas. “I have directed concerned staff to immediately kill stray dogs to clean particularly residential localities,” he claimed.

The residents of the city said that they were not only scared of walking on roads and streets but also afraid of letting their children go outside to play. “The number of stray dogs in my area is increasing. Dogs attack at night. I always keep my doors locked and never allow children to go outside,” Dr. Asma Saeed said.

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