Islamabad - Islamabad police have arrested 11 outlaws from various areas of the city and recovered narcotics, wine and weapons from their possession, a police spokesman said yesterday.

He said that Shalimar police team arrested bootlegger Jameel Masih and recovered 50 litres of wine from him. Secretariat police arrested Waqar with 1.110 kilograms drugs while Bilal was held for having one 30-bore pistol. Kohsar police nabbed Wazeer and recovered stolen mobile phone from him. Banigala police arrested Taimur for having one 30-bore pistol while CIA police arrested Qaisar and Shahbaz in possession of one pistol each. Tarnol police arrested Abdul Qayyum and recovered one 30-bore pistol while Sabzi Mandi police nabbed a theft accused Tauqeer. Khanna police arrested a drug pusher Amjad and recovered 1.350 kilograms heroin from him while a bootlegger Rashid was nabbed with 25 litres of wine. Koral police arrested Waqar and recovered one 30-bore pistol from him. SSP Islamabad Sajid Kiani has appreciated this overall performance and directed all police officials to ensure effective policing measures in the city and curb activities of anti-social elements.

Meanwhile, Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) issued fine tickets to 58,385 drivers over violation of traffic rules during the month of August. According to details, the police imposed fine of Rs 17.692 million collectively to the violating drivers as the police are striving hard to ease traffic flow and avoid fatal accidents on the city roads.

Out of the total violators, 6,528 were fined over riding motorcycle without safety helmet, 3,951 were fined over driving vehicle without fastening seat belt, 2,731 over using hand-held mobile phone while driving, 7,567 over driving without driving licence, 1,557 over fancy number plates, 671 over use of pressure horn, and 648 over driving with tinted or covered glasses. Furthermore, 2,910 drivers were fined for reckless driving, 645 over driving at night without proper light, 618 over driving wrong side of the road and 1861 over driving vehicle without licence.

SSP Traffic Malik Matloob Ahmad while talking to The Nation said that flow of traffic in the city is the priority of the traffic police. He was of the view that the police were taking action without any fear or favour against the violators of traffic rules. He said that regular refresher courses are being conducted for the officers so that they could win trust of the masses.