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CS ASKS ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES TO MAKE JOINT EFFORTS to CHECK MENACE OF DRUGS


In line with the commitment of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to make Punjab a drug Free State, Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Janjua today asked the enforcement agencies to work jointly and check the menace of drugs.

Chairing the second State Level Narco Coordination Center (NCORD) Meeting , the Chief Secretary underlined the need for a joint strategy and action to eradicate drugs. He said that an IG level nodal officer will be nominated who will coordinate with all drug law enforcement agencies regarding their issues pertaining to jails. Likewise, Mr. Janjua said that all Pubs and Restaurants across Punjab will be asked to mandatorily display ‘Anti-Drug Signage’ provided by NCB.

The Chief Secretary also said that capacity building programs including training to tackle drug smuggling will be given utmost importance by all departments and drug law enforcement agencies in coordination with NCB. He said that mass anti-drug awareness programs will be launched targeting the vulnerable sections besides sensitising the people. Mr. Janjua also said that all districts of Punjab will mandatorily conduct District NCORD meetings on monthly basis.

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