New Threat to twin cities

New Threat to twin cities | PakistanTribeISLAMABAD – Beggars have flocked the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad in order to make money by exploiting sentiments of people at different traffic signals.

A large number of beggars are running following vehicles for money, causing traffic jam and creating hurdles in the smooth  flow of vehicles.

Reportedly a number of beggars including men, women and children have arrived from other cities, villages and outskirts of the capital city.

 Despite media reports pointing to rise in beggary growing number of street beggars are seen in the twin cities which not only creates nuisance for motorists but also poses a security threat, an old citizen Faheem Abbasi told Pakistan Tribe.

The police have said that despite the arrest of hundreds of beggars it seemed that their number was rising. The beggars are still seen wandering in small groups to collect alms at different road signals.

  The local government did not take action against the beggars to combat with the issue, even though a large number of applications have been submitted in this regard in the concerned department.

A government person told on anonymity that government is going to launch an operation against the beggars while a project is being launched just to provide jobs to the beggars so that they could include in the main stream.

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Haris Ahmed

Haris Ahmed is a Lahore based Journalist. He worked in different print media organizations. Haris covered crime, environment, health and education related issues for PakistanTribe.com

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