RAWALPINDI: Trade bodies of the city have demanded the district administration to increase security around all markets areas as Eid shopping is gaining momentum with each passing day.
Expressing dissatisfaction over the security arrangements made for shopping areas, they said the deployment of police personnel is insufficient as compared to great hustle and bustle of visitors there.
Markazi Anjuman-e-Tajran President Sharjeel Mir said there should be policemen in plainclothes present at vulnerable areas and ready to converge on a single whistle in case of an emergency.
Besides, he said there are a large number of beggars, who apparently seek alms but are also involved in pickpocketing and snatching different items from the people visiting the markets.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 18th, 2017.