Campaign launched to make capital drug free: IGP

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Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Qazi Jamil ur Rehman on Thursday said that Islamabad police was making concerted efforts to curb drug-pushing activities and ensure arrest of those involved.

While addressing the students of Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), the IGP said use of drug led towards destruction and collective efforts were direly needed to keep the society free from this menace.

Qazi Jamil ur Rehman urged the students to focus on their studies, keep vigilant eye on their surroundings and inform police in case of observing any suspicious activity.

The IGP said the campaign had been started to make Islamabad “drug-free” city and strict action was being ensured against those involved in drugs.

He said anti-narcotics unit had also been established by Islamabad police to get rid of drug menace and ensure effective efforts against drug peddlers.

The Islamabad police chief said police had contacted various religious scholars, teachers, members of civil society, traders, other notables and sought their cooperation against the menace.

During the ongoing year, he said effective action was taken against drug pushers and cache of narcotics including heroin, hashish, ice and cocaine was recovered from them.

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