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Drug money used for promotion of terrorism: Raheel Sharif

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RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif said that the bond among drug dealers, financiers and perpetrator of terrorism will be smashed.

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Army Chief General Raheel Sharif was on a visit to headquarters of the Anti-Narcotic Force (ANF) where he was briefed over number of factors of ANFs’ counter drug smuggling operations by Director General (DG) ANF Major General Khawar Hanif.

 

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COAS said that drug peddlers and those having hands in its production are as harmful to national security as terrorists. Further, he said that the money earned from drug is being utilized for the breeding of terrorism and it, hence, it is necessary that drug dealers are to be pinched.

“We will break the nexus between drug dealers, financiers and perpetrators of terrorism. We will not allow these drug barons to negatively influence and spoil our future generations,” said General Raheel.

 

Moreover, the COAS commended ANF’s efforts that witnessed a record number of drug seizures in 2014 and 2015. He also valued the attainment of the force in earning the country the status of a poppy-free nation.

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