Islamabad - SSP Islamabad Sajid Kiani on Sunday ordered for taking strict action against drug peddlers and liquor sellers and launching crackdown against criminals and proclaimed offenders.

While issuing instructions to police officers here, he said the persons nominated in cases should be arrested and the cases be pursued on merit. He said police should treat the citizens with kindness and resolve problems of the people on priority basis. Action should be initiated on complaints of corruption, he said adding effective strategy should be adopted to reach the crime scene on time so that besides the rescue operation, the arrest of the accused could be ensured.

According to a press release, the SSP said during search operation in an area, the entry and exit routes should be closed so that suspects could not escape. He said performance of officials would be evaluated according to the new instructions in 15 days and in case of bad performance, strict departmental action would be taken. He said those officers who would show good performance would be rewarded and given postings of their choice. He said under-investigation cases should be disposed of as soon as possible.