Start with 'PM-select' if professional beggars are to be arrested, says PPP chairman

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KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari urged concerned authorities to start with “prime minister-select”, if they actually wanted to arrest “professional beggars”.

Bilawal said so while responding to a Twitter post from Deputy Commissioner Islamabad regarding action against professional beggars in the federal capital’s F-10 and F-11 sectors.

“This government intends to get rid of the poor, instead of poverty,” the PPP chairman said in his tweet.

“If professional beggars are to be arrested actually, then start with PM-select.

It is pertinent to mention here that professional beggars swarmed major cities of the country with the arrival of holy month of Ramzan, making it difficult for citizens to stop over at public places and food joints.

Local authorities in Islamabad have launched a crackdown on such beggars in the federal capital, however, an action is yet to be seen in other cities across the country.