Islamabad/Rawalpindi - Islamabad police have arrested 30 outlaws, including 23 professional alms-seekers, from various areas of the city and recovered narcotics, weapons and stolen bike from their possession, a police spokesman said yesterday.

He said Shahzad Town police arrested am accused Adil Mehmood and recovered stolen bike from him. Secretariat police arrested two accused Liaquat Ali and Zeeshan for their involvement in a theft case and recovered stolen valuables from their possession. Karachi Company police arrested a drug pusher Rizwan and recovered 330 grams hashish from him. CIA police arrested an Afghan national Amanullah. Ramana police arrested a drug pusher Muhammad Shakeel and recovered 510 grams hashish from him. Khanna police arrested Amir Shahzad recovered one 30-bore illicit pistol along with ammunition from him. Further investigation is underway from the nabbed persons.

Meanwhile, 23 professional alms-seekers were also arrested and action has been initiated against them. SSP Islamabad Sajid Kiani has appreciated this overall performance and directed all police officials to ensure effective policing measures in the city and curb activities of anti-social elements. Meanwhile, Rawalpindi police have arrested 22 Afghans residing illegally in the city during a raid conducted yesterday. Rata Amral police arrested 22 Afghans identified as Ibrahim, Naeem, Shahid, Muddsar, Javed, Waqar, Altaf, Gull Muhammad, Zeeshan, Nawaz, Shaukat while the Gujar Khan police nabbed Sumair, Farzand, Malang, Afzal, Jan Agha, Akram, Ajaib Gull, Aziz Ulah, Ahmed Jan and Sher Muhammad who were living illegally and had no proper documentation to stay in the city.

According to a police spokesman, the cases were registered under the Punjab Information of Temporary Residence Ordinance 2015. Under the Punjab Tenants Ordinance 2015, details of new tenants should be provided to the police within 24 hours of giving possession of the property, he added.