Officials briefed on changes in law against narcotics

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The Karachi police chief, Javed Alam Odho, has held a meeting regarding the amendments to the Narcotics Prohibition Act, 1997, at the Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi.

The meeting was attended by Commandant Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Brigadier Waqar Rizvi, Joint Director Law ANF Raja Tariq, DIG Admin, DIG East, all Investigation SSPs, DSP Investigation, ANF officers and station investigation officers. Officials said the Karachi additional IG expressed happiness at the arrival of the ANF officials and thanked them for their support in the legislation against drugs.ANF Law Joint Director Raja Tariq briefed the participants of the meeting about the amendments made in the Narcotics Prohibition Act. In the 1997 law, the punishments were fixed according to the quantity of drugs recovered.