Over 1800 apprehended in campaign against proclaimed offenders, Nisar informed

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Minister inspects modern Smart Police Car

Staff Reporter

Islamabad—Islamabad Police (ICT), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) have nabbed over 1800 Proclaimed Offenders (POs) during first 100 days of their campaign them.
In addition, during the campaign launched under direction of Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Computerized National Identity Cards of (CNICs) of 769 POs have been blocked and 1139 passports blacklisted.
In a meeting chaired by Ch. Nisar Ali Khan here Tuesday, it was briefed that 581 bank accounts and 826 mobile have been identified which were being used by POs.
The Minister directed FIA, Police and ANF to speed up campaign against the POs and final assessment and future policy against them should be put up by end of this month.
He observed special focus should be laid on arresting POs involved in heinous crimes including murder, kidnapping for ransom, terrorism, drugs and human trafficking and vehicle theft/snatching.
Ch. Nisar was also briefed that central databank of POs has also been established in coordination with National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) which would be shared with all Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) of Federal Capital as well as Provinces as per his directives.
Briefing the Minister about decade-wise number of POs, IG Police said a special software has been developed to consolidate complete particulars of POs and case histories which would help LEAs to apprehend them.
The Minister observed there should be zero tolerance approach towards arrest of POs and slackness on part of any official in this regard will not be tolerated. He directed IG Police to ensure that complete details of criminals including CNICs and addresses should be recorded while registering FIRs.
Ch. Nisar directed Secretary Interior to coordinate with Chief Secretaries of provinces to speed up digitalization of land and property record in all provinces. This, he said, would help LEAs to trace those criminal who were holding properties out of their own districts.
FIA official briefed the Minister about progress into various mega corruption cases and white collar crimes. It was informed that at as per his directions, challans of various mega corruption cases including Axact case, AKD/Amtex scam, TDAP, EOBI, ETPB and PSO cases have been completed and submitted before courts of law.
On Asghar Khan Case, the Minister was informed that some issues are pending because of ongoing review-petition of the case before the SCP.
Meanwhile, Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Tuesday inspected Smart Police Car which is equipped with state-of-the-art surveillance system and linked with Safe City Project.
The Smart Car has been designed and developed by Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Police in collaboration with a Chinese company Huawei to further outreach of Safe City Project.

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