Islamabad police launch crackdown against beggar mafia


ISLAMABAD: The beggar mafia in Islamabad has increased in the Capital and Islamabad Police have decided to launch a special crackdown against professional beggars and their handlers.

Special teams have been constituted to ensure the arrest of beggars’ handler while the legal process will be initiated to register FIRs against the professional alm-seekers. They were focusing on those backing professional beggars.

The needy children and women are shifted to the various centres after verification so that they could be made responsible citizens.

According to Islamabad SSP Waqar Uddin Syed, this social evil would be curbed and those backing the professional beggars would be dealt with an iron hand.

He said that strict action would be taken against beggars those found around commercial centres, signals and other business areas.

Specials squads have been constituted by SSP to curb begging practice and performance of these squads would be reviewed on daily basis.