The order was issued by a
concerned authority in a meeting of 'The High Powered National Narcotic Board',
held at the offices of the Home Ministry in
At the meeting the DNC was
asked to gear up anti-drug operations across the country, especially in the
border regions close to
The high authority from the
The meeting proposed providing firearms to the DNC officials and there was also a proposal submitted to provide mobile phones to the DNC officials.
According to source, the home ministry will make a decision to regarding providing firearms to DNC officials after scrutiny.
A number of ministers from the departments of Information, Foreign, Social Welfare, and the State Minister for Planning and Home attended the meeting along with other DNC officials.
The State Minister for Home affairs, Lutfozzaman Babar denied claims made by a US State Department report that there are "unconfirmed reports" that opium and cannabis are cultivated along the border with Burma, the Minister stating that, " This is not true".
It has been learnt that the number of drug addicts is increasing alarmingly in
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