Lawmakers concerned over rising crime rate in Islamabad

IGP says that the crime rate had decreased as a result of a 'strategy'.

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PTI MNA Asad Omer shared words of concern over the increasing crime rate in the country’s capital and police’s unimpressive performance.

While talking to a local news channel, he said that he was worried about the increase in occurring crime in the capital, despite the government’s provision of resources and backing up of the police.

He further on stated that the police had notified him that an Afghan gang was mainly involved in the sector, one of the gang members, however, had been arrested. The MNA also said that crime wasn’t just limited to one sector.

Previously, Asad Omer attended an open kutchery, which was hosted by the police in F-10, along with MNAs Raja Khurram Nawaz and Ali Nawaz Awan. IGP Muhammad Amir Zulfiqar Khan and DIG operations Waqaruddin Syed were also there at the kutchery.

Crime rate ‘increase as a result of strategy’:

As per police officials who were there at the kutchery, Mr. Omar expressed his concern over the issue, and he said that the complaints received in the last month were more than the number of crimes committed in Islamabad in the last six years. He then asked the officers to explain to him about robberies and develop a better relationship with the citizens.

At a press release issued by the police, IGP said that the crime rate had decreased as a result of a strategy.

“He rejected a social media campaign against Islamabad police regarding an increase in crime and said it was an attempt to create unrest,” it said.

It further added that more than 80pc kidnapped children were rescued, with the help of newer investigation techniques that were being put to use.

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