ISLAMABAD  - Residents of F-10/2 and Margalla Town have expressed grave concern over the increasing number of stray dogs.

“The roaming herds of the animal have sparked a heightened harassment amongst the residents of area,” a resident of F-10/2 said.

According to information, herds of stray dogs are roaming freely in the areas while the authorities concerned are yet to launch a stray dog-hunting drive to save the inhabitants from dog-biting incidents. The herds of dogs are seen on the prowl everywhere. During night and early morning, the stray dogs appear on roads, chase motorcyclists and other vehicles, causing road accidents. On the other hand, cases of dog bites and attacks on the road-users have also seen an increase, and parents are apprehensive about the safety of their school-going children. The residents said that the movement of people, especially the elders and women, has become difficult during evening hours in the presence of a large number of dogs.

They appealed the authorities to launch stray dog hunting campaign in the sector to get rid of these dogs.