Rawalpindi - City Traffic Police (CTP) rounded up 93 beggars from city roads during August while 55 cases have been registered against the professional beggars.

According to Chief Traffic Officer (CTO) Rawalpindi, SSP, Sardar Dr Ghias Gul, the cases have been registered in various police stations of the city.  He said city traffic police is trying to eliminate begging from city roads and during its efforts, as many as 93 beggars were rounded up and handed over to district police during the period.

He informed that 36 beggar children netted from city roads were handed over to Child Protection Bureau (CPB).

He further said special anti-beggars squad of CTP and Rawalpindi district police is conducting raids at different roads and intersections and action in accordance with the law is taken against beggars. Directives have also been issued to the squad to register cases against the beggars and the report in this regard should be sent to CTO office on daily basis, he said.