Islamabad - The authorities have taken disciplinary action against over 100 police employees of Islamabad police for their involvement in corruption or illegal activities.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad, Dr Sultan Azam Temuri has said that they were adopting zero tolerance policy towards corruption in the force.

He said 100 police officials have been punished for corrupt practices during the three month period. Reviewing the overall performance of the force during the last three months, Temuri said that the special campaign was launched to curb drug peddling activities and 438 drug pushers were held after registration of 389 cases against them. He said that the police recovered 122.095 kilogram hashish, 16.439 kilogram heroin, 2.5 kilogram opium, ice and several tranquilizing pills from them.

The IGP said that Islamabad police is an important department and effective steps are being taken by the force to protect the lives and property of the citizens. “Owing to these efforts, there has been a significant reduction in the crime rate in the city while public trust has also been restored towards the police department,” he maintained.

The IGP said that no one is above the law and those involved in illegal activities would have to face strict action. He said that community policing is the focus of Islamabad police force and seven police model police stations and the Facilitation Centre at Rescue 15 are providing quality services to the people in the city.

A total of 144 cases were registered after the arrest of 182 bootleggers and a total of 10,388 wine and liquor bottles were recovered from them, the IGP said. He said that Islamabad police took action against those involved in immoral activities and arrested 65 females and 62 males following the registration of 30 cases against them.

A total of 24 cases were registered after the arrest of 40 gamblers while efforts are underway to curb gambling practices. Temuri said that effective action would be taken to curb the use of narcotics especially in educational institutions and sheehsa centres. He said that equal implementation of law would be ensured and those involved in unlawful or criminal activity would not be spared.