ISLAMABAD The ICT Administration Friday launched an operation against the tout-mafia in its Excise and Taxation Department and arrested nine alleged present outside the office building. A spokesman of the Administration said that operation had been launched under the supervision of Assistant Commissioner Industrial Area Islamabad Imran Ali Sultan. He also informed that encroachments in front of the Excise and Taxation Office were also got removed on the spot during the operation Assistant Commissioner Industrial Area has said that the operation against the touts had been launched to ensure the customers, visiting Excise and Taxation Office in connection with registration or transfer of their vehicles, were not exploited by the touts. Director Excise and Taxation Naila Baqar informed that she had directed the officials of the department to ensure the transparency in their work and in case of any complaint against any official, strict action would be taken. She further said that a vigilance cell was also working to monitor the situation outside and inside the department.