“Efforts are being made to make capital drug-free”
Islamabad: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Qazi Jamil ur Rehman said on Thursday that the Islamabad police were making concerted efforts to curb drug trafficking activities and ensure the arrest of those involved.
While speaking to students at the Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), the IGP said drug use leads to destruction and collective efforts are badly needed to keep society safe. of this threat.
The ceremony was attended by Chief Superintendent of Police Umar Khan, Deputy Superintendent of Police Ayesha Gull and, among others, Vice Chancellor of CUST University Mian Mansoor Ahmed, police officials, senior faculty members and a large number of students. The IGP said the narcotics destroyed students and young people, adding that it not only distracted young people from their goals, but also ruined the lives of the whole family.
Qazi Jamil ur Rehman urged students to focus on their studies, keep a watchful eye on their surroundings, and notify the police if any suspicious activity is observed. The IGP said the campaign had been launched to make Islamabad a “drug-free” city and that strict action was being taken against those involved in drugs.
He said that an anti-narcotics unit had also been established by the Islamabad police to get rid of the drug threat and ensure effective efforts against drug traffickers.
The Islamabad police chief said the police contacted various religious scholars, teachers, members of civil society, traders, other notables and requested their cooperation against the threat. During the current year, he said that effective action had been taken against drug dealers and that a cache of narcotics, including heroin, hashish, ice cream and cocaine, had been recovered. He said most of those arrested were used to deliver drugs to educational institutions while drug use had declined significantly thanks to the efforts of the police in Islamabad.
He said that an awareness campaign had also been launched by the Islamabad police in educational institutions and that students had been made aware of the harmful effects of drug use.
For a bright and safe life, he advised the students to work hard and educate themselves with devotion and urged them to cooperate with the police to make the society exemplary for others.