Police department of district Dera Ghazi Khan is in the process of implementing an effective and multipronged anti cattle rustling strategy. The department has recovered many stolen cattle in recent crackdowns. The key features of the recovery strategy are as below:
- Preventive detention of rassagirs (patrons)
- Publishing a black book of habitual cattle rustlers
- Establishing police pickets at all district entry-exit points
- Monitoring of transportation of cattle within and outside the district from sunset to sunrise
In order to make this strategy a success, police requires an effective participation and feedback from the rural community. Police department of district Dera Ghazi Khan understands that internet is not a very effective medium for reaching out to the people in the villages. We do not intend to employ the traditional and cumbersome method of theekri-pehra (volunteer watchmen) to prevent this crime, which causes great inconvenience to the people.