Sheikh Rashid directs for strict action against drug supply, land grabbing in capital

Staff Reporter

Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid has directed the Inspector General of Police Islamabad to make capital territory drug free area and launch a crackdown on the big dealers involved in the drug business particularly of heroin and Ice. The gangs supplying drugs in the city should be eliminated, he added.

He was addressing a ceremony to start patrolling by newly formed Police Eagle Squad at D-Chowk on Friday.

The minister directed the officers of Islamabad police to take strict action against criminals without any discrimination.

Sheikh Rashid informed that new police stations would also be established in different areas of the capital territory as the city has expanded towards Tarnol, Bara Khau, and Loi Bher.

He further said, “We are going to issue E-Passport to facilitate the people. Visa facility for foreigners has been provided online.

The government has extended the visa period for Chinese citizens from 90 days to two years. Urgent passport is being issued in one day on an additional payment of Rs 2000.”

Sheikh Rashid said, the administration has been directed to set a special bazaar for women which should also have retail shops of the traditional items of the four provinces.

He said, “We would take strict action in accordance with the law against land mafia. The cases of the illegal housing societies which had looted the citizens, are being sent to FIA.”
To a question, he informed that the government has allocated Rs 55 billion funds for the Nullah Lai project.

The mother and child project is being completed. New schools and colleges have been established in Rawalpindi, he added.

Later, inspecting the Flag March of the newly established Eagle Squad of Islamabad Police he said, the Eagle Squad is equipped with latest technology and the core focus of the Eagle Squad would be to ensure safety and security of the capital city.

Islamabad’s street crime would be curbed with the ‘Eagle Squad’, he added.

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