Crime rate declines in Capital, two held in Laraib murder case: IGP

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Staff Reporter

The effective policing measures in Islamabad resulted in significant decline of crime in the city while two persons had been held in connection with Major Laraib murder case, said Inspector General of Police (IGP) Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar here on Thursday.
Addressing a press conference here at Rescue 15 along with DIG (Operations) Waqar Uddin Syed, the IGP said that Major Laraib was murdered by two street criminals who had been arrested following hard works of two police investigations teams working under supervision of DIG (Operations).
He said these teams headed by SP (Investigation) and SP (Saddar) worked day and night to trace this blind murder case and further details would be revealed after completing the legal proceedings.
Islamabad police chief appreciated DIG (Operations) and his teams who successfully traced out the criminals within short time. It is to mention that officer of security agency, Major Laraib, was shot dead by unidentified assailants last month while he was sitting in the public park in the area of sector G-10.
IGP Islamabad rejected social media posts regarding increase in crime rate in sectors F-10 and F-11 and said that a campaign was initiated against Islamabad police which was untrue. Due to successful policing in these areas, Aamir Zulfiqar said that four criminals’ gangs comprising 16 persons had been recently arrested from these areas who were being investigated.
Islamabad police chief said that persons involved in murder of a CDA official during mobile snatching attempt in Aabpara area had been arrested.
Aamir Zulfiqar said that Islamabad had been declared as safe city of Pakistan as per World Crime Index which was due to hard work and professional attitude of each policeman from level of Constable to DIG.
He said that United Nations (UN) declared Islamabad earlier as family station for its staff while crime rate had been declined significantly in the Capital due to effective policing.
The IGP said that policy of Free Registration of Crime was implemented and several police officials had to face disciplinary action over delay in registration of cases. He also appreciated the performance of Islamabad policing during JUI-F sit-in and visit of British Royal Couple to Islamabad.