The provincial government has approved the hiring of 5000 police officers and other staff members for the Hazara division while the process for employment would be started soon, unemployed youth of the region can get the benefit of police recruitment. These views were expressed by the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Hazara police Mirvais Niaz while addressing a press conference here at Mansehra on Wednesday. The police department would recruit 5,000 policemen for districts Abbottabad, Mansehra and Battagram which are facing a shortage of staff. The DIG disclosed that Manserha Police Anti Car Lifting Cell (ACLC) under the supervision of DPO Mansehra Asif Bahadur during a massive campaign against the crimes and criminals busted eight members of car lifting gang in different raids and recovered 23 vehicles worth millions of rupees. The DIG, while appreciating the efforts of the Mansehra police, stated that ACLC officials, particularly ASI Jannisar Khan, worked hard day and night to arrest the car lifters by utilising modern technology and traced them in different car theft incidents and finally succeeded in arresting the gang. Mirvais Niaz disclosed that on the identification of the car lifter gang ACLC recovered 23 vehicles worth millions of rupees other vehicles that were stolen from Mansehra, Muzaffarabad and district Battagram. The arrested members of the car lifting gang were identified as Amanullah, Aurangzeb Kamran, Khalid Iqbal, Saifur Rehman, Muhammad Tayab, Shah Faisal and Akhtar Ali, the accused belonged to Kohistan, Peshawar, Rawalpindi and Mansehra. Replying to a question the DIG said that we have also sent recommendations for the establishment of new police stations and police posts in the Hazara division to the provincial government. While directing the DPO Manserha Mirvais Niaz said that to facilitate the commuters take strict action against the public transporters who are overcharging and arrest the drivers. He said, “With the cooperation of the National Highways Authority (NHA), we would install a computerised weighing centre which would check the trucks so that they could travel on motorway and would also pay toll tax. It would also reduce the ratio of accidents in the region.” At the end of the press conference DIG, Hazara Mirvais Niaz also handed over the keys of stolen vehicles to the owners.