Traders de­mand en­hanced se­cu­rity around mar­kets

Pakistan Observer - - TWIN CITIES -

RAWALPINDI—Trade bod­ies of the city Wed­nes­day de­manded of the dis­trict gov­ern­ment to in­crease se­cu­rity around all mar­kets es­pe­cially be­fore and af­ter If­tar time.

Ex­press­ing dis­sat­is­fac­tion over se­cu­rity ar­range­ments made in shop­ping ar­eas Pres­i­dent Markazi An­ju­man-e-Ta­jran Sheikh Sid­dique said de­ploy­ment of po­lice per­son­nel was in­suf­fi­cient, com­pared to the rush of vis­i­tors.

He sug­gested post­ing of po­lice­men in plain­clothes in mar­kets to help in check­ing in­creased cases of purse snatch­ing and other crimes.

He said pres­ence of large num­ber of beg­gars, who ap­par­ently seek alms but are in­volved in crim­i­nal ac­tiv­i­ties like pick-pock­et­ing and snatch­ing items from peo­ple vis­it­ing mar­kets.—APP

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