Five 'touts' arrested from excise office.

RAWALPINDI -- Punjab Excise, Taxation and Narcotics Control Director General Mohammad Ali got five agents and touts arrested outside the divisional excise office here.

The Civil Lines police registered a case under section 171 and 119 of Pakistan Penal Code against the five men. The excise director general on Saturday made a surprise visit to the office and checked agents sitting outside the building and illegally keeping smart cards, number plates and other documents of vehicles.

All the five suspects - Shamoon, Ali Raza, Shaukat, Osman and Rizwan - were arrested on the spot. The DG inspected the divisional office and expressed his indignation seeing thousands of smart cards and number plates lying in the motor branch undelivered.

He ordered the director excise to ensure distribution of the vehicle smart cards and number plates within 24 hours. He directed the concerned officials to call the vehicle owners and inform them so that if there was any problem with the post office they should come to...

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