Over 1800 apprehended in campaign against Proclaimed Offenders, Nisar informed

ISLAMABAD, Jul 12 (APP): Islamabad Police (ICT), Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) have nabbed over 1800 Proclaimed Offenders (POs) during first 100  days of their campaign them.

In addition, during the campaign launched under direction of
Minister for Interior, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Computerized
National Identity Cards of (CNICs) of 769 POs have been blocked  and 1139 passports blacklisted.

In a meeting chaired by Ch. Nisar Ali Khan here Tuesday, it
was briefed that 581 bank accounts and 826 mobile have been identified which were being used by POs.

Secretary Interior, Secretary Narcotics Division, Special
Secretary Interior, Inspector General of Police Islamabad, Director General (DG) Immigration & Passport, senior officials of Ministry and concerned departments attended the meeting.

The Minister directed FIA, Police and ANF to speed up
campaign against the POs and final assessment and future policy against them should be put up by end of this month.

He observed special focus should be laid on arresting
POs involved in heinous crimes including murder, kidnapping for ransom, terrorism, drugs and human trafficking and vehicle theft/snatching.

Ch. Nisar was also briefed that central databank of
POs has also been established in coordination with National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) which would be shared with all Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) of Federal Capital as well as Provinces as per his directives.

Briefing the Minister about decade-wise number of POs, IG
Police said a special software has been developed to consolidate complete particulars of POs and case histories which would help  LEAs to apprehend them.

The Minister observed there should be zero tolerance
approach towards arrest of POs and slackness on part of any  official in this regard will not be tolerated.

He directed IG Police to ensure that complete details of
criminals including CNICs and addresses should be recorded while registering FIRs.

Ch. Nisar directed Secretary Interior to coordinate with
Chief Secretaries of provinces to speed up digitalization of
land and property record in all provinces. This, he said, would help LEAs to trace those criminal who were holding properties out of their own districts.

FIA official briefed the Minister about progress into
various mega corruption cases and white collar crimes.

It was informed that at as per his directions, challans of various mega corruption cases including Axact case, AKD/Amtex scam, TDAP, EOBI, ETPB and PSO cases have been completed and submitted before  courts of law.

The Minister appreciated FIA for completing successful
inquiry into China-cutting case (Amenity plots of KDA sold
out and funds used for terrorism financing) and was informed that FIA with coordination of NAB successfully apprehended two individuals and recovered Rs. 7.5 million from an accused on voluntary basis.

On Asghar Khan Case, the Minister was informed that some
issues are pending because of ongoing review-petition of the case before the SCP.

Ch. Nisar directed FIA to submit interim report in the case
to the SCP.

The Minister directed FIA to complete pending enquiries of
major cases in a month time.

He said if there is a need, the Ministry would engage special
prosecutors to ensure that all these cases are followed properly in courts.