No campaign to exterminate stray dogs in federal capital


Concerned departments of Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) had not launched any campaign to purge the federal capital from the threat of stray dogs.

According to a survey conducted by the scribe, a rising number of stray dogs had made life of residents very difficult in G and I sectors.

“Small packs of stray dogs roam in streets, parks and markets from morning to night causing serious problems to pedestrians,” Bilal Khalid, a resident of I-10 sector said.

He said it had become difficult for citizens to move freely, especially at night, because of a large number of stray dogs roaming in the streets.

Ejazul Haq, another resident of G-9 sector informed that parks located in the area were usually packed with stray dogs especially in the morning time.

He pointed out that concerned authorities in the Directorate of Municipal Administration (DMA), Health Department and ICT had not launched any campaign to exterminate stray dogs, and as a result, their number was rising continuously.

Muhammad Iqbal, who takes his children to Street-10 (the main road of I-10/2 sector) to board their school bus, also complained regarding the threat of stray dogs.

He said that a young boy who was driving a car had an accident while saving a stray dog, and died on the spot.

The people held lack of planning by the concerned department responsible for the ever-increasing number of stray dogs.

Expressing concern over the situation, they called for availability of required vaccines to treat the dog-bite victims at all public sector hospitals.

When contacted, a concerned official informed that different campaigns were being launched to kill stray dogs every year.