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Ijaz Shah directs Narcotics Ministry to prioritize & speed up operations against drugs

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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Narcotics Control Brigadier (retd) Ijaz Ahmad Shah has said that it’s alarming that there are increased violent crime and abuse issues, and instructed the ministry to prioritize and speed up operations against the drugs that ignite such destructive behaviour.

While presiding over a meeting at the Ministry of Narcotics Control in Islamabad on Friday, the minister asked the officials of the ministry to get a detailed analysis of the effects of drugs on individuals and prioritize the controlling activities accordingly.

“Along with awareness, a close check on controlling the spread is need of the hour,” he said.

The minister said that the progress of anti-drug operations, drug controlling, and drug demand reduction activities should be gauged on a monthly basis.

Ijaz Shah further emphasized on the need of adopting a zero-tolerance policy against drug suppliers.

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