Comprehensive strategy devised to curb drug mafia; safe city projects to be launched: RPO.


Rawalpindi -- The drug mafia has succeeded in penetrating into most colleges and educational institutions in the city and the provincial police chief has devised a comprehensive strategy to curb the menace of narcotics and its mafia.

Similarly, police will take stern action against those involved in display of arms and ammunition, forming up gangs of goons and grabbing lands of people.

'I have come here with a mission to curb the crime and to create a sense of security among the citizens,' said Regional Police Officer (RPO) Sohail Habib Tajik at a presser held in his office on Tuesday.

He said he has also devised a special plan for bringing a decrease in street crime in the region. He stated that he has been holding meetings with the Ulemas and members of peace committees in order to convince to solve minor issues by holding 'Panchayat' in their respective areas. The RPO said he is very well aware of the maladies of crime victims they are facing in the police stations while reporting occurrence of crime or any mishap with them. 'I am making efforts to ensure justice to people in the police stations while discouraging the practice of running between offices of CPO and RPO,' Tajik stated.

However, the RPO pointed out big lacunas in legal system of Pakistan demanding a change in it. 'We are practicing legal system formed in 19th century while facing challenges of 21st century,' he said.

He asserted that a considerable change would be brought in investigation system of police so that registration of bogus cases could...

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