RAWALPINDI - Rawalpindi traders took to the streets on Monday against lawmen’s failure in curbing crime.

The protest was organised by Anjuman Tajran Pirwadhai and Mobile Traders Association jointly. More than 100 protesters were carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans against Pirwadhai SHO and other officials for their inefficiency. Robbers and dacoits have been on looting spree in Pirwadhai areas while police have been doing nothing.

Speaking on the occasion, Saifullah Khan, who led the protest, said that traders in particular and the public in general were feeling insecure due to the police failure to maintain law and order in Pirwadhai.

He said that said number of incidents of vehicle-theft and dacoity had occurred only in the jurisdiction of PS Pirwadhai in these days but SP Rawal Town, DSP and SHO Pirwadhai have closed their eyes towards the worried situation.

A trader Tahir Khan said if deemed necessary, hunger strike camps would also be set up in each and every market to protest against what he termed the callous attitude of the police. He said that the helpless traders and public were being robbed in broad daylight everywhere round the clock but police are doing nothing to control the situation. The protesters demanded high-ups take notice of the issue.