ISLAMABAD   -    The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Dr Akbar Nasir Khan directed the station house officers to continue targeted and intelligence-based operations against the drug dealers operating in the capital to eradicate the menace of narcotics, informed sources on Tuesday.

The police chief also warned the SHOs of eight police stations to accelerate action against the exploding dens of narcotics in their jurisdiction or else be ready to face the music, they said. Presiding over a meeting to review the drug reduction campaign, the IGP asked the SHOs to effectively monitor certain educational institutions in the capital as well as some private housing societies where drug peddlers were reportedly operating in full pace. “The menace of drugs will be wiped out from capital when the narcotics dealers get arrested,” the IG said. The meeting was informed that a number of drug dealers are operating in the limits of police stations Tarnol, Sangjani, Shalimar, Lohibher, Khanna, Kirpa, Shehzad Town and Karachi Company without any fear and the SHOs of these police stations should tighten noose around the narcotics dealers.

Dr Akbar Nasir Khan asked the police to take effective and strict measures to curb the menace of drugs in the city, especially in educational institutions, sources said. Talking about street crime, IG said that the menace must be curbed by conducting regular intelligence-based operations, sources said.