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Drug Trafficking and Abuse Prevalent In Twin Cities

Drug Trafficking and Abuse Prevalent In Twin Cities

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IHC Awaits Results On Drug Abuse In Schools

The Islamabad High Court had summoned Islamabad Deputy Commissioner to discuss the case related to increasing drug usage in schools in the capital.

The Commissioner was ordered to present a written report of actions taken against drug abuse in institutions in the next hearing.

A district administration official was also heavily reprimanded over failure to co-operate in the case.

During the hearing, the petitioner’s counsel said that schools in Islamabad were facing a distressing situation pertaining to drug usage as per a report released by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) on the subject. The petitioner was in the favour of drug abuse and its hazards being included in school syllabi.

The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) also presented a report regarding their role in helping with the case, informing that they had directed television channels to run a campaign against drug use.

The Islamabad Capital Territory Administration asked religious scholars to emphasize the health hazards of illegal substance abuse during their Friday sermons, according to an ICTA official.

ANF Arrests Suspected Drug Peddlers In Rawalpindi

Meanwhile, the Anti Narcotics Force in Rawalpindi rounded up five suspects carrying 7kg heroin, 4kg hashish, 3kg opium and 40 grams of addictive pills in the past week.

According to a spokesman, ANF Rawalpindi stopped a Suzuki Bolan vehicle near Chungi No. 26 Islamabad, and recovered 3kg of hashish that was concealed tactfully.

During the second operation, ANF Rawalpindi held a suspect at Tarkai Toll plaza on Jhelum road and recovered 1.1 kilograms of heroin from his possession.

In the third operation, ANF Rawalpindi seized 2kg of hashish from a woman identified as Bass Bibi.

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