Standing committee of Senate for interior was apprised that anti-narcotics forces ended 106 national and international gangs of drug sellers. Chairman committee Rehman Malik said that Pakistani problems are directly linked with terrorism in Afghanistan.
Standing committee of Senate for Interior meeting held under chair of Rehman Malik. The meeting was attended by secretary narcotics Ghalib Bandesha and DG ANF Major General Khawar Hanif. ANF officials briefed the committee that poppy are being cropped on 5 lakh acre wide land in Afghanistan while 90 lakh citizens are using drugs in Pakistan.
DG ANF said that they are working across the country to get rid of narcotics except Azad Jammu Kashmir. An agreement was made with NADRA to provide bio-metric system to courier companies. It was revealed that more than 11 per cent drugs are being used in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province.
Rehman Malik said that narcotics were ended up in Afghanistan during tenure of Mullah Umar while Afghan government and Taliban are now itself involved in cultivating poppy while monitoring on a wide border with employees is not possible.