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‘Tenant registration helps improve law and order situation’

‘Tenant registration helps improve law and order situation’

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police on Saturday said the registration of tenants under the Security of Vulnerable and Sensitive places Ordinance had helped improve law and order situation in the province.

According to a statement issued from the central police office here, the police booked 1,812 landlords in the province over failure to inform them about their tenants during the first quarter of the current year.

They also said cases were registered against 411 hotels for not maintaining record of the guests.

The police said the law helped stop militants from renting houses and hotels.

They said they began registering cases against hotel managers and landlords over violation of the tenant law.

The police said they computerised the record of all tenants.

They said 151,712 houses occupied by tenants had been registered with the police and most of them i.e. 82,449 were in Peshawar.

The police said 23,677 such houses were registered in Hazara, 16,638 in Mardan, 6,127 in Kohat, 9,028 in DI Khan, 5,683 in Bannu and 8,110 in Malakand.

They said 525 cases were registered against educational institution under the Security of Vulnerable and Sensitive Places Ordinance over failure to ensure proper security arrangements on campus.

The police said they along with relevant departments regularly checked security checks at educational institutions and those ignoring security guidelines were dealt with strictly.

They also said while complying with the National Action Plan, they rounded up 794 terrorism suspects and seized a large cache of arms and ammunitions in the province on Friday and Saturday.

The police said they also checked 446 houses and 273 hotels and booked managers of some for illegally hiding particulars of those staying on the premises.

They said they held 451 terrorism suspects at checkpoints in the province, while many such people were taken into custody during the house-to-house search.

The police said 83 Afghan nationals were arrested and booked for illegal stay in the country.

Published in Dawn, April 12th, 2015

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