In a determined effort to address the issue of professional begging plaguing the capital city, Islamabad’s Civil Defence teams, under the guidance of Deputy Commissioner Irfan Nawaz Memon, have initiated a series of targeted operations on professional beggars across various locations.
The operations, closely overseen by Assistant Commissioner Secretariat Aneel Saeed and Assistant Director Civil Defence, have led to the apprehension of 19 beggars from different areas, according to a statement by ICT spokesman Dr Abdullah Tabasum on Monday.
ICT’s Drive Against Professional Beggars
Simultaneously, Assistant Commissioner City took action within his jurisdiction, successfully apprehending 11 professional beggars. The individuals detained during these operations were subsequently transferred to the police station for further legal proceedings.
Dr Abdullah Tabasum, the ICT spokesman, emphasized the authorities’ commitment to the well-being of all individuals encountered during the operations. In instances where minor children were found, they were compassionately directed to the Edhi Center, a well-known social welfare organization. This compassionate approach underscores the administration’s dedication to ensuring the welfare of individuals, irrespective of age or circumstances.
“The ongoing crackdown on professional beggars is a clear message from the Islamabad administration that such activities will not be tolerated,” stated Dr Abdullah Tabasum. He highlighted that these operations, conducted on a daily basis under the vigilant supervision of Assistant Commissioners, are aimed at restoring order and creating a more conducive environment for all citizens.
The coordinated efforts led by Deputy Commissioner Irfan Nawaz Memon and his team signify a proactive stance against the menace of professional begging, demonstrating the administration’s commitment to maintaining public order and enhancing the overall quality of life for residents in Islamabad. As these operations continue, it is expected that they will act as a deterrent, sending a strong message that such activities will face strict consequences.