PM Kakar orders crackdown on dealers supplying drugs to schools

PM Kakar

ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar on Monday ordered the police to take strict action against dealers supplying drugs and narcotics in and around educational institutions.

During a meeting discussing issues related to the Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), he emphasized that the primary responsibility of the state is to protect the lives and property of its citizens.

The meeting covered various topics, including administrative issues within the ICT, the law-and-order situation, and the problem of narcotics.

Additionally, the prime minister directed the relevant authorities to take special measures to safeguard schools. He stressed the importance of establishing the Dolphin Force in Islamabad on a priority basis.

Following the meeting, the prime minister took to X (formerly known as Twitter) to highlight the detrimental impact of narcotics on the country’s future generations. Interior Minister Sarfraz Bugti would personally oversee efforts to eradicate drug use within educational institutions, he said.

The meeting also included briefings on illegal encroachments, development projects under the Capital Development Authority, the performance of the ICT police, and other related issues.

The prime minister promptly ordered the resolution of problems arising from showrooms causing traffic and parking issues in various parts of the city. He suggested creating a comprehensive plan for a “car city” at a suitable location for vehicle exhibitions, auctions, and sales in Islamabad.

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PM Kakar also emphasized the need for an effective strategy to reduce traffic congestion within the city. It was announced that 160 new buses would soon arrive in the city, improving the efficiency of public transport.

Furthermore, the prime minister directed the establishment of a centralized digital system for vehicle registration in all cities across the country, including Islamabad. Old vehicles should receive fitness certificates based on internationally accepted environmental pollution standards.

Lastly, PM Kakar stressed the importance of making the process of issuing driving licenses more effective and transparent nationwide. Regarding Margalla National Park, he urged authorities to conduct an indiscriminate operation against illegal encroachments on Capital Development Authority lands, including Margalla National Park.

Regarding the law and order situation in the capital city, PM Kakar was informed that crime rates had significantly reduced during the current year. He emphasized the need for an effective strategy to ensure the protection of citizens. The meeting also highlighted the successful implementation of the e-challan system in Islamabad using modern technology and safe city cameras.

The meeting was attended by senior government officials, including the caretaker interior minister.

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