ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has directed ICT Police and law enforcement agencies to ensure greater coordination and improvement in combing operations to apprehend hardcore criminals. Chairing a high-level meeting in Islamabad, the interior minister directed that every possible effort should be made to bring the hardcore criminals to justice. The Minister also directed ITP Police to launch public awareness campaign helping them to observe traffic rules and improve traffic flow. On the occasion, FIA officials gave a detailed briefing to the Minister over the progress into country-wide campaign against proclaimed offenders launched on the directives of the Interior Minister.
The Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was told that over 500 proclaimed offenders wanted in various cases have been arrested by FIA so far while efforts were afoot to apprehend the remaining offenders. It was informed that passports of 1139 have been blacklisted while 872 CNICs of proclaimed offenders have been blocked. It was informed that FIA, ICT Police, NADRA and other concerned agencies were working closely to ensure updation of complete data of Proclaimed Offenders for ensuring their early arrest.
The Minister appreciated FIA for their continued efforts against human smugglers and illegal travel agent mafia. He observed that illegal agent mafias not only exploited innocent and needy people but also caused bad name for the country. He directed FIA to continue its campaign with same zeal and spirit. Later on, the Interior Minister gave away cash rewards and commendation certificates to five officers of FIA and six officers of ICT Police. The best officers were awarded cash reward of three hundred thousand while other best performing officers were rewarded with one hundred thousand along with commendation certificate. Talking to the officers, the Interior Minister commended their performance and observed that the award was a token of recognition for their services to the people.