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Karachi beggars suspected to be utilizing kidnapped kids: police

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  • Karachi police chief says kids accompanied by beggars in Karachi are suspected to be kidnapped
  • DNA assessments of kids and grownup beggars will probably be carried out to confirm the suspicion
  • Beggars are concerned in a number of avenue crimes, together with drug trafficking, police say

KARACHI:  Police have detained dozens of beggars within the metropolis after suspecting that kids seen with them might have been kidnapped. The police are additionally planning to hold out DNA assessments of the arrested people in addition to the youngsters to confirm their suspicion.

The police, in collaboration with 10 businesses, have initiated a joint investigation to launch a crackdown on the beggar mafia within the metropolis. 

Talking to Geo Information, Karachi police chief Ghulam Nabi Memon stated that some vital choices have been taken on this regard.

“The Sindh government’s Social Welfare Department, the Child Protection Authority, Roshni Helpline, Saylani Welfare Trust, the Anti-Violent Crime Cell, Traffic Police, and other organisations are collaborating with the police,” he stated.

In response to Ghulam Nabi Memon, there may be rising proof that Karachi beggars are concerned in a number of felony actions, together with drug trafficking.

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“Most of these beggars do not belong to the native population of the city. They either speak Seraiki and have been involved in the begging ‘profession’ for many generations, or belong to the Bengali or Burmese ethnic groups,” the police chief stated, including that lots of them are additionally international residents, with a lot of them being Afghans.

“During our meeting with different organisations, we raised our suspicion about the children accompanied by these beggars and have decided to carry out DNA tests to find out if the children have been abducted,” he stated. 

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In lots of the circumstances, beggars intentionally amputate [the limbs and hands] of the kidnapped kids in order that they may use them as instruments of their begging enterprise.

In response to the Karachi Police chief, beneath the supervision of the Social Welfare Division within the metropolis, facility centres and shelter houses have been made out there in Korangi and Malir districts the place full lodging and meals services will probably be offered to beggars and their kids. 

“An anti-begging unit is also being activated across the city, under which the first phase of the pilot project is soon being launched to make Karachi a no-beggar zone,” Ghulam Nabi Memon stated.

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