Wah Cantt - Despite the fact that City Police officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Abbasi has punished eight police officers of Taxila and Wah police stations over poor performance, there is no lull in miseries of the residents and traders living in twin cities of Taxila and Wah Cantonment as police are in deep slumber in areas where robbers are on the rampage.

Earlier, the CPO has punished eight police officers including Sub-Inspector Gulzar Hussain, Sub-Inspector Nadeem Tariq, Sub-Inspector Mohammad Muntaz, Sub-Inspector Mohammad Afzal, Sub-Inspector Mohammad Ashraf, Sub-Inspector Mohammad Sadeeq, Sub-Inspector Mohammad Ilyas and Assistant Sub-Inspector Mohammad Nawaz by fortifying their one year service over their poor performance. However, no improvement regarding law and order has been witnessed in the circle.

Virtually, the historic city has become a safe haven for the gangsters and robbers, who are striking brazenly and with impunity in every nook and corner of the town. Armed robberies have become order of the day which is evident from the fact that dacoits strike daily in various parts of the city and deprive masses of cash and other valuables worth millions of rupees.

Different civic bodies and trade unions have expressed their concern over the sorry state of affairs and urged the RPO and CPO Rawalpindi to take stock of the issue. They also demanded action against the cops who deliberately fail to protect the lives and property of masses in their respective jurisdiction.