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February 12, 2019

1021 professional alm-seekers held during current year

Islamabad

February 12, 2019

Islamabad: Islamabad Police have launched special crackdown against professional alm-seekers and their handlers during the ongoing year with the purpose to curb this menace and nabbed 1021 beggars.

Following directions of SSP Islamabad Waqar Uddin Syed, special teams have been constituted to ensure arrest of beggars’ handlers while legal process is ensured to register FIRs against the professional alm-seekers. These teams arrested 1021 professional beggars from various areas of the city during current year.

The SSP Islamabad has directed to shift child beggars at Shelters Homes and Protection Centers so that their proper upbringing may be ensured for making them a responsible citizen.

SSP Islamabad Waqar Uddin Syed has said that this social evil would be curbed and those backing the professional beggars would be dealt with an iron hand. He said that strict action would be taken against those beggars found around commercial centers, signals and other business areas.

Specials squads have been also constituted by SSP to curb begging practice and performance of these squads is being reviewed on daily basis.

SSP Islamabad said this campaign against the professional alm-seekers will be made more effective and strict action to be taken against those who force children and women to adopt this practice.

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