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Rawalpindi Police Arrested 1,269 Professional Beggars in February

The traffic police in Rawalpindi have intensified their ongoing campaign against professional beggars, arresting 1,269 of them on the city’s roads in February.

As per sources, the Incharge Anti-Begging Squad City Traffic Police (CTP) urged citizens to play a role in discouraging professional beggars.

According to him, the CTP has filed a large number of first information reports (FIRs) against beggars caught in various areas at various police stations.

The police officer claimed that they had been attempting to eradicate begging from city streets, and that many professional beggars had been apprehended and imprisoned.

Nearly 80% of the total beggars apprehended were professional beggars, according to the squad’s commander.

He stated that a large number of beggars are brought to Rawalpindi through contractors from Southern Punjab, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Sindh and other far-flung parts of the country.

Hundreds of beggar children were apprehended on city streets and handed over to the Child Protection Bureau (CPB), as per the police officer.

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