Khost governor for harsh punishment to drug smugglers
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): The governor of southeastern Khost province Hukam Khan Habibi on Sunday directed provincial security and judicial organs to award severe punishment to drug smugglers and those doing illicit business.
Habibi expressed these views during a ceremony marking International Day against Drugs today in Khost City, the provincial capital.
He directed security organs particularly provincial police chief to arrest drug smugglers and its workers and take them to judicial organs.
“The drug smugglers and drug businessmen should be punished hard. I should not see their faces again in our communities,” he said, adding that Ulama and tribal elders’ support was crucial to mane anti-narcotics drive successful.
Police chief Col. Faizullah Ghairat said that they had adopted strict measures against drug smugglers and its sellers from the past one month in Khost.
Provincial counternarcotics director Meerna Gul Taniwal said cultivation of narcotics in the province had downed to zero from the past few years.
He said that drug smuggling was also significantly decreased.
However, a resident of the province Mohammad Nazir said drug was widely used in Khost province. Anyone can find the drugs anywhere without any problem, he added.
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