Islamabad: The capital administration on Tuesday (January 4) ordered the owners and dealers to inform police before renting houses in the capital city at the request of police, according to news sources.
Deputy Commissioner (DC) Mohammad Hamza Shafqaat stated that Section 144 has been imposed to bind the dealers, brokers, and owners not to rent any property without submitting the details of the tenant to the police. Through this, the police will get details of every person who is residing in the capital. The DC stated that the police suspects that the rented houses were used for criminal activities.
According to police officials, the registration of the tenants was introduced in 2009. Under this scheme, the police collected the following details of the tenants:
- Name of the tenant
- Father’s name
- CNIC number
- Number of family members
After that, the police verified the status to determine whether the information is correct and checked if they had a criminal record. Reportedly, the criminals have changed their tactics. Previously, the criminals used the small hotel to carry out their activities and then, they moved to nullahs and wooded areas. Now, they are using rented houses.