Traders demand enhanced security around markets

Rawalpindi—Trade bodies of the city Wednesday demanded of the district government to increase security around all markets especially before and after Iftar time.
Expressing dissatisfaction over security arrangements made in shopping areas President Markazi Anjuman-e-Tajran Sheikh Siddique said deployment of police personnel was insufficient, compared to the rush of visitors.
He suggested posting of policemen in plain-clothes in markets to help in checking increased cases of purse snatching and other crimes.
He said presence of large number of beggars, who apparently seek alms but are involved in criminal activities like pick-pocketing and snatching items from people visiting markets.—APP

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