ISLAMABAD- Police have arrested 11 criminals including five drug peddlers from various areas of the city and recovered hashish, heroine and weapons from their possession, informed a police spokesman on Friday.

According to him, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan ordered crackdown against criminal elements. Following these orders, DIG (Operations) Waqar-Ud-Din Syed has directed all zonal officers to accelerate their efforts to curb the crime in the city.

As per directions  SP (City Zone) Omer Khan constituted special police team which recovered 4.120 kilogram hashish from their possession. 

Furthermore, Karachi company police arrested an accused Adeel and recovered 105 gram heroine from him. 

Margalla police apprehended an accused and seized 310 gram hashish from him.

Shahzad Town police arrested accused Muhammad Ismail and recovered one 30 bore pistol from him. Sihala police arrested accused Ubaid-Ullah and recovered three wine bottles from him.

Tarnol police arrested five accused Hayat Ullah, Ayaz Ullah, Zahid Khan, Rehmat and Saeed involved in careless driving. Cases have been registered against these nabbed persons and further legal proceeding is underway against them.

DIG (Operations) Islamabad Waqar Uddin Syed has appreciated the performance and directed all police officials for high vigilance and monitoring against those involved in anti-social activities.

He said that Islamabad Police would also safeguard its youth from various evils like use of drugs and ensure their brighter future.

He said that it is the collective responsibility of the every person of the society to remain alert against those involved in criminal activities in their surroundings and inform police for action against them.