Haq Nawaz Shinwari
The Capital City Police on Monday launched a fresh drive against festive firing on the order of Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Qazi Jamilur Rahman.
It may be mentioned that a boy identified as Jalal was recently killed and two others were injured after being hit by stray bullets in the Peshawar city.
His killing has prompted the Peshawar Police to launch the drive against aerial firing. The police had arrested the accused, Jalaluddin, and recovered a Kalashnikov from him.
An official said the police have decided to go after those involved in aerial firing at weddings and other ceremonies.
The officially said the directives were issued by the CCPO office to SSP Operations and divisional SPs to prevent festive firing.
They were directed to ensure festive firing with the collaboration of elders to create awareness among the people to save the lives of the people. People are firing shots into the air without realizing the gravity of the situation.
The police believed the people, especially elders and elected representatives, could play a key role in supporting police during the drive.
According to a statement issued from the CCPO office, the police were directed to take action the owners of the wedding halls and the SHO concerned in case of festive firing.
Saddar Circle police during the campaign against aerial firing arrested 29 accused who were involved in festive firing.
The arrested persons included those who had fired gunshots the last week at a wedding ceremony. The police arrested Jalaluddin and recovered a Kalashnikov from the accused.
Similarly, a decision has been made to distribute pamphlets and display banners and seek the help of scholars, academics and the print and electronic media to highlight this issue.
Saddar Division police arrested 29 suspects during the operation against the festive firing. The accused was identified as Hameedullah belonging to Ghari Naib Khan.
Haq Nawaz Shinwari