31 women arrested from a brothel


Umer Nangiana May 12, 2010

ISLAMABAD: The federal police raided a brothel in Soan Garden on Sunday and arrested 31 women and 8 men. According to the police, this was said to be the biggest such house in Islamabad.

Police claimed the raid was conducted after information was provided by an informer. Several complaints against “immoral activities” had been registered by the people living in the area.

Police chief Syed Kaleem Imam, promised that strict action would be taken against all such “immoral activities.”

“We encourage the residents of Islamabad to provide information to police if they discover the presence of such brothels in their respective localities. Their names will be kept secret,” he promised.

Brothels in Islamabad are raided almost every week and dozens of men and women are arrested with the same regularity, he claimed. Many also suspect that such brothels arerun under the supervision of the police. Rejecting this, the IG Islamabad said that Islamabad Police had always taken action against any police personnel found to be involved in these activities. “Strict action will be taken against any SHO, SDPO or SP found involved in immoral activities,” he said, while talking to The Express Tribune.

The Koral Police have registered a case against the arrested men and women, who will be produced before court on Monday.

Brothels have been a source of controversy in Islamabad for several years now. Residents of many localities say that there are many guest houses in residential areas which are used as houses of ill repute by various people including foreigners. In the past, foreign nationals, including some of South East Asian countries have been arrested and charged with being involved in immoral activities, say police officials.

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