Drugs business on the rise in capital.


Byline: Tahir Niaz

ISLAMABAD -- The efforts of Islamabad police to control narcotics business and its use seem to have failed as over 1300 cases of drugs have been registered in Islamabad during the outgoing year 2019, according to the official data.

The Islamabad police registered a total of 137 drugs-related cases during the month of December alone.

According to the details, Shahzad Town police registered 6 cases of drugs business, Nilore 9, Secretariat 9, Sabzi Mandi 4, Aabpara 12, Golra 9, Ramana 8, Noon 6, Lohi Bher 10, Tarnol 13, Sihala 4, Banigala 4, Khanna 12, Koral 6, Kohsar 4, Bhara Kahu 8, Karachi Company 5, Shalimar 4, Margalla 1, Industrial Area 1 and Shams Colony police 2 cases during the first 27 days of December 2019. The situation can be interpreting both the ways; either the drugs business in the capital has got a boom or the police have become more efficient and active against the drug-peddlers as they apprehended over 150 drug-peddlers in the month.

The federal government had announced a 'comprehensive' campaign to eradicate the use of drugs among the youth. However, the areas in Islamabad as Tarnol, Aabpara and Khanna are apparently the focus of drug mafia, reveal the statistics.

At Tarnol police station, 39 such cases were registered in 2015, 55 in 2016, 135 in 2017 and the number shot up to 151 in 2018. Situation at Aabpara police station is not different from this. As many as 117 FIRs were lodged in the police station in 2018. The police had got leads regarding the involvement of some students who...

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