District Police Friday observed International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking with an aim to eradicate elements involved in narcotics smuggling and dealing.
District police held a awareness walk that was participated by civil society, area elites, members of dispute resolution councils and police officials of all district police stations.
Speakers stressed civil society to join hands with police and collectively work to wipe out elements involved in drug dealing and smuggling.
A rally was organized by the Hangu Police in connection with the ‘World Drug Eradication Day’ on Friday to create awareness among the people against the harmful effects of drugs.
The rally was led by Assistant Commissioner Umar Awais Kayani and DSP Headquarters Hafiz Muhammad Nazir Khan. On the occasion, the assistant commissioner and the DSP while talking to media persons appealed to the civil society, citizens, parents and all sections of the society to play their role in eradication of drugs.
The also appealed to the people to extend their cooperation to the government, police department and quarters concerned in highlighting the negative effects of the drugs over the society and humanity and to create awareness among the people against this menace.
DSP Headquarters District Police Hafiz Muhammad Nazir Khan said the police has taken strict measures against drug smugglers, and drug dealers.