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Police launches operation against professional beggars in Islamabad

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Arresting as much as 2600 beggars in the past six months, Federal Capital police launched a crackdown against professional beggars. This operation was launched under the supervision of SSP- Operation, Islamabad, Najeeb-ur-Rehman Bugvi.

Due to lack of legislation present in the constitution, these arrested beggars were let loose on bail, soon after the arrest. Federal Capital police has launched an affective drive against beggars and have arrested 91 beggars from 7th to 8th July, reported Police spokesperson, Naheem Iqbal.

The police have already informed via media campaigns, that if the citizens face any inconvenience triggered at the hands of the beggars and /or street wanderers, they should contact the traffic police helpline and complain regarding the situation.

He further added that the police would continue this grand operation until the city roads, bazaars, markets, and public places which were purged with beggars, the usual creator of problems for the general public, were removed.

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These operations are not novel, as such operations have previously been launched in 2012, and recently in 2016 and 2017.

In February, 2016 an operation against beggars was launched, where an anti-beggar operation took place, as a squad was formed consisting of the City Traffic Police (CTP).

The Anti-Beggar Squad of the City Traffic Police (CTP) had started its operation in Rawalpindi city. The City Police and district joined hands in mutual collaboration to put an end to the rising number of beggars. Around 176 beggars were arrested out of which 79 were child beggars, who were then sent to the Child Protection Bureau.

A similar operation was launched in September, 2017, as district management in sync with District Child Protection, Welfare Bureau and police launched an operation against professional beggars in Bhawalpur. As a result of this operation, 20 beggar children were taken into custody.

Federal Capital police has launched an affective drive against beggars and have arrested 91 beggars from 7th to 8th July, reported Police spokesperson, Naheem Iqbal.

Recently on 14th June, 2018, one more such operation took place on Faisal Chowk, in which a boy died in an accident while trying to escape the executives, during the conduct of this operation.

Local sources indicate that the man driving the car was a driver by profession was granted bail, looking at the nature of the crime. However, unrest raveled, when protests resulted in a road blockage on the Express Way of Islamabad, moreover jamming link roads, like Kashmir Highway.

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Making attempts to put an end to beggary, executives are making great efforts in trying to eliminate the proprietors who have made this act a profession.

Further expressing his deep concerns Police spokesman, Naheem Iqbal said that, beggary is an illegal practice which poses a grave security threat to the dignitaries and other public figures. People are swarmed by beggars around the traffic signals where motor vehicles have to stop for their turn.

Moreover, he added, that the police have already informed via media campaigns, that if the citizens face any inconvenience triggered at the hands of the beggars and /or street wanderers, they should contact the traffic police helpline and complain regarding the situation.

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