Over 1,400 beggars held in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: The City Traffic Police rounded up a total of 1,476 beggars from various parts of the city during the year 2017 while 746 cases were lodged against professional beggars, said Chief Traffic Officer Chaudhry Yusaf Ali Shahid on Monday.

He said that the CTP also took into custody 461 children involved in begging in the city and handed them over to Punjab Child Protection Bureau (PCPB).

According to him, special squads had been constituted following reports of increasing number of beggars on the roads. He said that the special squads launched operation in different parts of the city and rounded up a total of 1,476 beggars from roads.

He said that as many as 746 cases were registered against professional beggars with different police stations. He said that among the 1,476 beggars caught by police, 461 were children.–Staff Report

Commissioner dissatisfied over BBH security

RAWALPINDI: Commissioner Rawalpindi Nadeem Aslam Chaudhry paid surprise visit to the Benazir Bhutto Hospital on Monday and expressed dissatisfaction over the security arrangements at the facility.

The commissioner directed Medical Superintendent Dr Arshad Sabir to ensure effective security and monitoring system in the hospital so that mobility of all persons in the hospital vicinity could be kept under surveillance.

The commissioner went to the causality department and inquired about the medical facilities and provision of medicines to the patients admitted in the emergency. He checked public toilets of the causality department and directed Dr Muhammad Rafique, head of the department, to make sure regular cleanliness of the toilets and corridors of the emergency.

He also inspected other sections of new and old emergency of BBH including the medical store. He examined that sealed syringes were being used in the hospital.

During the visit of officers’ ward, he was briefed by MS that a new block would be constructed at this place after approval of development scheme. He said that various options were under consideration to make best use of the building.–APP

The commissioner said that new ward for patients can be the best option of this place due to large number of patients. During his visit of the hospital, he also inquired the patients in other departments of BBH about the standards of medical services who expressed their satisfaction. It was informed that huge development funds had been spent on expansion as well as improvement projects in BBH.