Rawalpindi city’s crime rate dropped to zero since the day the Punjab government enforced a province-wide lockdown on 24 March. The crime rate in Rawalpindi city had already decreased by 70% to 80% before the enactment of lockdown because most citizens limited their movement due to Coronavirus outbreak while the police took care of the rest through patrolling every nook and cranny of the city, according to the SP Saddar Division, Rai Mazhar Iqbal.
There are 18 social media gangs such as Triple Three and Tiger Gang that threaten and rob people are operating in Rawalpindi, according to the police. There are 35 to 40 members on average in each gang of ages between 18 and 25 having no previous criminal record, with Triple Three being the largest of all with 250 members.
The Bangladesh cricket team will arrive on Wednesday for the first Test against Pakistan at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium. The two sides will then practice at the ground over the next two days before the game starts on February 7 .On Friday, the first session will be from 10am to 12:30pm with an extended lunch break from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Pakistan team will be lead by Azhar Ali while Mominul Haque will lead the Bangladesh team.
olice officers in Rawalpindi will visit schools to deliver awareness lectures on protection of children says City Police Officer Mohammad Faisal Rana. While meeting with a delegation of Punjab Teachers Union he also added that police offers will accord due protocol to teachers when they visit police stations. Educated police officers will visit schools to deliver lectures on protection of children.
Acting on a tip-off, police arrested two suspects, Ibadur Rehman and Muhammad Faisal, and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from their possession in Rawalpindi. They had hidden the large number of weapons, including a foreign machine gun, worth millions of rupees secretly in an abandoned car parked on Adiala road near Gulshan-e-Iqbal bus stop. The seized arms also include around 1,200
17 people, including five crew members and 12 civilians, lost their lives after a Pakistan Army aviation aircraft on a routine training flight crashed near Mora Kalu Rawalpindi. According to an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release issued on Tuesday, 12 others were injured in the incident. According to witnesses, the crash happened around 2am and the plane was already on fire before crashing.
Following an alert issued by intelligence services that militants could target security and other sensitive installations in the city, a high alert has been declared by the Punjab home department in the district with the police directed to be more vigilant of their surroundings. Militants may attack police stations within Rawalpindi and could also attack other sensitive installations.