Islamabad, January 01, 2023 (PPI-OT):Islamabad capital police have initiated a massive crackdown against professional beggar’s handlers in the city in order to curb this menace, a police public relations officer said. He said that, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad has issued special orders to all zonal DPO’s to take action against professional beggars and their handlers in their respective areas adding that cases should be registered against them.
He further said that these professional beggars and their handlers spread nuisance among the citizens at signals, markets and residential areas adding that Islamabad capital police would take stern action against them according to the law. The facilitators of these professional beggars are being identified through safe city cameras and intelligence sources, these facilitators provide transport facilities and drop them at different signals, markets etc., he maintained.
He reiterated that the parents who send their children with these criminals will also face action according to the law, adding that criminals in the shape of begging were found involved in different criminal activities. In the year 2022, 199 facilitators and contractors were arrested and 82 cases have been registered against them at various police stations of Islamabad.
Citizens are also appealed to discourage these professional beggars and give their charity to the needy people. Citizens are also requested to inform police about any suspicious activity through Pucar-15 and join hands with police to curb this menace from the city.
For more information, contact:
Data centre H-11, Admin Block,
Police Head Quarter, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9258371 Ext (160)