IGP orders to launch crackdown against beggars

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Staff Reporter

Inspector General of Police Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar has directed the officials to launch special crackdown against professional beggars and their handlers with the purpose to curb this menace.
The IGP directed all SPs to constitute special teams to ensure arrest of beggars’ handler and professional alm-seekers. aHe also ordered to initiate legal process after registering FIRs against the professional beggars.
He further directed to shift child beggars at Shelters Homes and Protection Centers so that Centers for their proper upbringing and make them a responsible citizen.
Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar said that this social evil would be curbed and those backing the professional beggars would be dealt with an iron hand. He said that needy children and women are shifted to the various centers after verification so that they could be made responsible citizens. Specials squads should be constituted to curb begging practice and performance of these squads to be reviewed on daily basis, he added.
Mr. Aamir Zulfiqar said this crackdown against the professional alm-seekers should remain continue.

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