Islamabad police launch `Knock the Door’ campaign

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Islamabad police have launched the `Knock the Door’ campaign to register tenants and domestic servants which would urge the citizens to be more cautious before accommodating any person in their houses.

The police source said that the campaign has been launched following directions of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan following which the registration of employees and tenants would be ensured.

He said that police officials would go door-to-door and register house servants and tenants keeping in view the protection of the lives and property of citizens in the federal capital Islamabad.

Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) Islamabad, the source said, had registered data of 244 tenants and house employees within the jurisdiction of Aabpara police station.

The purpose of this campaign is to avoid any untoward incident and maintain law and order in the city. The registration of tenants and domestic workers would help to have a close eye on mischievous elements and suspects.

Police teams led by a senior upper subordinate of each police station of Islamabad would be included in the drive with a questionnaire about the details of tenants living in the houses.

He elaborated that teams would be comprised of lady cops the male cops while personnel of the CTD and police commandos would remain ready in the police stations to tackle any untoward situation that occurs during the checking drive.

The police teams would provide a written questionnaire to the house owners to deposit their answers with the documents with a copy of their national identity card, a copy of the rent agreement with the tenant, and other documents required for the registration.

He urged the house owners to verify the backgrounds of people before giving them employment. The evil-minded elements can disguise themselves as ordinary citizens and cause damage by engaging in serious incidents like theft and house robbery. He further said that the federal capital police cared for the people and were committed to ensuring the protection to their lives and property.

Moreover, Islamabad city zone police arrested 363 outlaws during last three months and recovered looted items worth of Rs 99.1 million including gold ornaments, vehicles and motorbikes from their possessions.

Following the directions of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Dr. Akbar Nasir Khan, special tasks were assigned to the zonal DPO’s and police teams to arrest those involved in heinous crime and recover the looted items.

City Zone police teams conducted massive crackdown against the criminal elements and succeeded in apprehending 363 outlaws including 65 members of 26 criminal gangs during the last three months.

Police teams recovered nine vehicles, 12 motorbikes, 59.430 kilogram hashish, 22.696 kilogram heroin, 258 gram ice, 310 liters liquor, 374 wine bottles, 46 pistols, six rifles and two Kalashnikovs with ammunition from their possession.

During the crackdown against professional beggars, police teams arrested 1190 beggars and their handlers.

IGP Islamabad said that it is the prime responsibility of police to provide relief to the citizens and every possible effort would be made to ensure it adding that eagle squad and falcons are playing its effective role in crime prevention.

He has also appealed to the citizens to call Pukar-15 about any suspicious activity and cooperate with police.