ISLAMABAD - Chief Commissioner Hamid Ali Khan has constituted a committee to curb the menace of beggary on permanent basis in the federal capital. He informed that Deputy Commissioner of ICT Amer Ali Ahmed would head the committee while Director (Admin) Chaudhry Muhammad Ali, Additional Deputy Commissioner Rana Akbar Hayat, Assistant Commissioners and magistrates and Islamabad Police would be its members. Hamid Khan said that the ICT administration had consulted different welfare institutions and NGOs for the rehabilitation of needy and deserving children and old people who opted for beggary due to social neglect, poverty and adverse circumstances. "We would rehabilitate all such children and made them respectable citizens of the society", he said, adding that he had also talked to Edhi Foundation and Al-Falah Trust who had committed their full support. Mr. Khan said that the ICT administration had started a survey to rehabilitate the needy people. To a question he said that professional beggars would be sent to jail under the Anti-Beggary Act and their entry in Islamabad would be banned on permanent basis. Meanwhile, the Chief Commissioner visited rural areas on Thursday, including Rural Health Centre of Sihala, and reviewed the arrangements about ongoing anti-polio drive there. He informed that over 85,000 children were immunised against polio on the third day of the nation-wide campaign in the ICT rural area. The health officials informed that targets of anti-polio drive in the rural areas had been achieved. The Chief Commissioner also appreciated the performance of District Health Office and directed the health officials to do more during the on-going three-day catch up drive in the rural areas.