Capital witnesses more than 30pc decline in heinous crimes


National Assembly Standing Committee on Interior was informed on Monday that efforts of Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police were bearing fruits as more than 30 per cent decrease in heinous crimes has been witnessed during last eight months. The Committee, chaired by Member of National Assembly (MNA) Raja Khurram Shehzad Nawaz was also informed that overall there has been 10 per cent decrease in crimes in Federal Capital during the period.
The meeting was also attended by MNAs, including, Sher Akbar Khan, Ms. Nafeesa Inayatullah Khan Khattak, Syed Agha Rafiullah, Abdul Qadir Patel, Sardar Talib Hassan Nakai, Khawaja Sheraz Mahmood, Secretary Interior and representatives of Ministry of Law and Justice and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police.
In a briefing on performance of ICT Police, Deputy Inspector General of Police (Security), Waqar Chohan apprised the meeting that around 1483 cases of different nature of heinous crimes were registered during November 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019 while during November 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, the number of such registered crimes was 1909.
Giving further details, he said the number of registered dacoity cases was 266 during last eight months while 393 such cases were registered during same period last year.—APP

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