ICT admn to start inspection of security companies

Staff Reporter

Islamabad—Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) administration and Islamabad Police will start inspection of private security companies operating in Islamabad from next week. This inspection is being carried out following the directions from Ministry of Interior which has categorically asked to revoke licenses of private security companies who have not submitted their particulars and details to ICT administration, the official source said here Friday.
The administration will issue notices initially to the licensees of those private security companies which are found violating the law and not ensuring the compliance of Rules.
As per law, the Licensing Officer shall, before revoking any licence give the licensee a notice to show cause in writing specifying a date, not less than thirty days from the date of the notice, on which the revocation shall take effect unless the licensee satisfies the Licensing Officer that license was not liable to be revoked.
The Private Security Companies will be asked to get renewal of their licenses on time, arrange periodic training of their guards, ensure the antecedents and security clearance of their guards by the concerned police prior to their deployment in Islamabad as required under the law.
Chief Commissioner Islamabad Zulfiqar Haider, the source said, will constitute special teams for inspection of security companies as no proper checking system is already in place with ICT for the purpose.
These teams along with Islamabad police will conduct checking and to seal the offices of these private security companies if rules are found being violated.

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