Haleem Adil stresses joint efforts to save future generation of menace of drug abuse


Central Vice President PTI and Leader of the Opposition in Sindh Assembly Haleem Adil Sheikh has stressed the need of joint efforts by all relevant authorities to save future generations of menace of drug abuse.

Addressing Anti-Drug Conference at Hyderabad Press Club on Tuesday, he said the federal government would play its role to resolve the issues being faced by people of Sindh.

Terming the narcotics peddling as a part of fifth generation war aimed at spoiling minds of Pakistani youth, Haleem Adil Sheikh stressed that Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF), Customs and all other law enforcing agencies have to play proactive role to frustrate the evil designs of enemies of Pakistan.

He alleged Sindh government and PPP leadership of patronizing illegal trade of narcotics, dacoit gangs and land grabbing in the province while police department was heavily politicized and it could not take any action to check illegal activities. Land grabbing and illegal trade in real estate sector was a major concern of FATF, he noted.

The Opposition Leader in Sindh Assembly also quoted some incidents when drugs were recovered from vehicle and house of police officials in Jamshoro and Mirpurkhas but no legal action was initiated against the culprits. Fifty percent problems could be solved by rounding up black sheep present in different government departments, he opined.

“Stop patronizing the drugs and other mafias and revamp the deteriorated system to effectively check the illegal activities of anti-social elements,” Haleem urged the Sindh government and said that PTI will file a petition in Sindh High Court for seeking the remedy and ensure implementation on court orders.

Whenever federal government announced to start any project or initiative for public welfare in Sindh PPP tried to block it in the name of 18th amendment and provincial autonomy, Haleem Adil Sheikh observed and urged the PPP to stop using Sindh card and ponder over the issue with a patriotic approach.

Prime minister Imran Khan and PTI would not leave the people of Sindh in the hands of Mafias and federal government was committed with resolving all the issues being faced by masses in Sindh, he said adding that a comprehensive plan has been envisaged in the regard.

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