rawalpindi -  Police have came up with a new idea to implement National Action Plan (NAP) that empowered the force to register illegal Afghan immigrants, members of banned outfits and other criminals residing in the district.

City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi and Senior Superintendent of Police (Operations) Karamat Ullah Malik held meetings with the traders, locals and peace committee members to frame a comprehensive security plan to avoid any untoward incident in the district, sources informed The Nation on Tuesday.

According to the plan, police would gear up the operations to apprehend the hardcore and wanted criminals and other anti-social elements. In this regard, police have been collecting the data from various sources and compiling it in the criminal book and beat book. Those who would be mentioned in criminal book and beat book included hardcore criminals, Proclaimed Offenders (POs), Court Absconders (CAs), Afghan nationals, Afghan Trained Boys (ATBs), those who were released from Afghan Jails and residing in Rawalpindi in rented houses, members of Jihadi outfits, tenants, the names of house owners, people mentioned in fourth schedule and drug peddlers, sources said.

Talking to The Nation, SSP (Operations) Karamat Ullah Malik said that he and CPO were out on a mission to make Rawalpindi crime free. He said that the data of all the criminals would be collected. He said that a beat system on union council level would be introduced that would be monitored by a police officer of Sub Inspector rank assisted by assistant Sub Inspector and cops. The traders and people would cooperate with police and the SI would be responsible for controlling crime rate in the union council concerned. Karamat said that the data of all criminal elements including Afghan nationals would be collected in CB and BB. He said that in this regard he had held a meeting with Anjuman Tajran in a private marriage hall. He said that it was directed the participants to install CCTV cameras; hire security guards, enhance Thekri Pehra to keep a vigil on criminal elements.

Meanwhile, CPO Israr Ahmed Abbasi also convened a meeting with traders at office. During the meeting, matters related to security came under discussion.