Crackdown launched against drug suppliers

PESHAWAR   -   The district administration, along with all stakeholders, has started a crackdown against drug suppliers to protect youth, especially from drug addiction. 

In this connection, Commissioner Peshawar Division Riaz Khan Mehsud has directed all stakeholders to in­tensify joint efforts to make Peshawar a drug-free city. 

He instructed starting a campaign to pick up drug addicts from the markets and treat them at rehabil­itation centres to make them active and responsible citizens of the society. 

He emphasised that work has to be done under the supervision of the task force to achieve desired goals.

The commissioner directed all stakeholders to take strict action against drug suppliers. The Anti-Narcot­ics Force, Excise Department, and Police Department were asked to form joint teams and conduct crack­downs, submitting reports on a daily basis. 

The commissioner said that the prime focus should be elimination of drug use in educational institutions.

He directed the Excise Department to collaborate with administrators of educational institutions to identify drug addicts and take strict action against drug suppliers. Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur di­rected district administrations to take decisive action against drug suppliers to ensure a peaceful and safe environment for youth.

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