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Tribal elders seek crackdown against drug peddlers in Bajaur

Tribal elders seek crackdown against drug peddlers in Bajaur

Tribal elders participating in a meeting in Bajaur Agency. – Photo by Hanifullah

August 02, 2016

KHAR, 2 August: The political and tribal elders of Bajaur Agency have called upon the government to initiate crackdown against drug sellers and make arrangements for treatment of drug addicts.

The demand was made at a meeting of tribal elders in Khar, the main town of Bajaur, on Monday. The tribal elders while talking to TNN expressed grave concern over increase in the drug business in the area. They said the tribal population will hold protests if the government failed to take effective action against drug pushers.

A tribal elder, Haji Syed said the use of drugs has become common in Bajaur.

“People carry the drugs in their pockets with impunity and no one takes action against them. We appeal to the political administration, the governor and security forces to take notice of the matter and take action against drug users, sellers and their patrons,” he said.

Haji Muhammad Sultan, another leader, said the drug business is on the rise in Khar bazaar, Inayat Killi Bazaar and other markets.

“The drugs business is posing very serious threat to the future of our young generation. People involved in this business should be arrested and given strict punishments,” he said.

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