Islamabad Police form special squad to tackle beggars

As many as 71 professional alm-seekers and their handlers were arrested and booked during four days


Our Correspondents June 09, 2017
As many as 71 professional alm-seekers and their handlers were arrested and booked during four days. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad Police have formed a special squad to tackle beggars in the capital. Separately, as many as 71 professional alm-seekers and their handlers were arrested and booked during the last four days. According to a police spokesperson, the crackdown was launched following directives from SSP-Operations Sajid Kiani. Vowing that those backing professional beggars would be dealt with an iron hand, Kiani has directed to shift child beggars.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 9th, 2017.

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