Delegation led by Force Commander ANF Punjab calls on IG Punjab

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Lahore
Inspector General of Police Rao Sardar Ali Khan has said that co-operation of police, ANF and other law enforcement agencies is needed to eradicate the menace of drugs from society.
Therefore, field commanders along with ANF should intensify intelligence-based operations against criminals implicated in smuggling. In this regard, bif fish, smugglers and dealers should be detained.
IGP further directed to ensure provision of any kind of support including nuffree and resources to ANF teams for taking actions against drugs smugglers. Field commanders have further been directed to provide every possible assistance to arrest proclaimed offenders of ANF whereas Elite force teams should also be provided for counter-narcotics operations during extremely high profile operations.
He further said that intelligence based operations should be continued on a daily basis in the vicinity of educational institutions and student hostels to avoid young generation from fashionable drugs i.e ice .
He further added that special lectures by ANF specialists in the training colleges of Chung, Sihala and Multan training centers should be a part of training course so that trainee officers and personnel could come to the field aware of ANF’s experience in countering narcotics and fulfill their responsibilities diligently.
It was further decided that Brigadier Rashid Minhas and DIG Operations Lahore Capt (retd) Sohail Chaudhry would jointly plan for the eradication of drugs in Lahore and in the light of this planning, Intelligence-based operations should be continued against drugs dealers and smugglers. In this regard, reports should be sent to the Central Police Office on a regular basis.
He gave these instructions to officers while presiding over a high level meeting of ANF Punjab at Central Police Office here today. During meeting with a delegation led by Brigadier Rashid Minhas, it was decided to further intensify joint police and ANF operations to eradicate drugs from the society.
Brigadier Rashid Minhas, force commander ANF Punjab appreciated the cooperation of Punjab Police in mutual operations against drugs smugglers and vowed that these mutual operations shall be continued in future on priority basis.
He further said that the reasons for acquittal of the accused in drug cases would be shared with the Punjab Police so that the investigating officers could be assisted in preparing a strong challan.
The IG Punjab further said that police teams are always engaged for the permanent eradication of drugs from society and cooperation and coordination with the ANF would be further enhanced.