Crime rate declines in capital
ISLAMABAD: The city police have managed to control crime rate, which has dropped significantly this year. Inspector General (IG) Bani Amin Khan and SSP Muhammad Yousuf Malik have categorically directed all district police officials to curb activities of criminal elements and dispose of pending cases after completing their investigation.
The police officers remained firm against criminals and emerged successful during the ongoing year, especially the last two months, in countering murderers, drug pushers, robbers and criminal gangs.
Comparison of data of crime rate in the months of January and February this year revealed that a decline had been witnessed in the cases of murder, robberies, burglaries, theft and vehicle lifting and snatching as compared to the corresponding period of the last year.
A comprehensive security and vigilance plan was also chalked out on the directions of the Islamabad IG and the SSP after consultation with all stakeholders.
Squads of falcon vehicles from Rescue 15 had been also directed to conduct maximum patrolling and keep in touch with the heads of police stations to ensure security in the areas.
Targets have been set for each division of the Islamabad police, and their performance is being reviewed from time to time regarding achievements of the goals.
In all, 1,021 cases were registered in various police stations of Islamabad during this year, and challans of 502 cases were submitted in courts after completing investigation.
Following these measures, the crime rate declined in last two months, and a total of 18 murders, two robberies, 29 burglaries, 36 snatchings, 75 car thefts and 13 motorbike thefts had been reported in the first two months of the current year.