Saturday September 18, 2021

47 drug suppliers held

Islamabad: Islamabad police have appealed to the people to come forward and help police in combating the menace of drugs.

Deputy Inspector General of Police (Operations) Islamabad Afzaal Ahmad Kausar along with SSP (Operations) Dr. Syed Mustafa Tanweer and Additional SP Islamabad Farhat Abbas Kazmi conducted a press conference here at Rescue-15.

DIG (Operations) said that Islamabad Police had launched a major operation against drug suppliers to eliminate this menace as per the vision of the Prime Minister of Pakistan.

Afzaal Ahmad Kausar told media that from 26th July to 28th July 2021, a major operation was conducted in the whole city and the police apprehended 47 drug suppliers and cases were registered against them. He said that 8,230-gram heroin, 19,698-gram hashish, and 519 gram Ice was also recovered from their possession.

Numerous drug suppliers have previous criminal records of supplying drugs and cases have been registered in different police stations. The DIG said that IGP Islamabad Qazi Jamil Ur Rehman had also sought help from Ulema to eliminate this menace and a seminar was also arranged at ICCI.

Islamabad Police also visiting mosques on every Friday and requesting the public to cooperate with police for this purpose, the DIG maintained.

“Drug is destroying the future of our young generation. We are also trying to cut the demand to thrash the supply chain”, Afzaal Kausar vowed.

DIG (Operations) said that they were striving to break the network of drug suppliers. He also appealed to the parents to keep an eye on their children so that they don't fall prey to the menace. He also asked the media to be part of the awareness campaign against the use of drugs. He hoped that through a collective effort, we can save the future of the nation.

Responding to a question, the DIG (Operations) said that investigation against Zahir Jaffar, allegedly involved in the murder of innocent young woman, Noor Mukadam, was still in progress. “Everything disclosed by the accused, could not be made public to ensure transparent and uninterrupted investigation continues,” the DIG (Operations) concluded.