CPWB launch campaign to discourage begging

ISLAMABAD:The Child Protection and Welfare Bureau (CPWB) Punjab has launched a campaign to discourage the doling out of cash to beggers , an official of the bureau said Saturday.

Talking to reporter,he said that people should donate eatables and water to baggers and must not handout a single rupee in cash to beggers.

She said not giving cash to beggars would help curbing the menace besides busting national and

international gangs of beggers operating at various cities. “We will suggest legislation of three to five months incarceration to professional and juvenile beggars.”

She said the action was being taken against beggars mafia and we were ready to cooperate with the police to teach professional beggars a lesson. She urged media and stakeholders to play their role in discouraging cash donations to beggars.