NA: (No specified routes used for drug trafficking at Pakistan’s border areas: Senate told)

ISLAMABAD: The Senate was informed on Friday that there are no specified routes which are used for drug trafficking at Pakistan’s border areas.

Responding to a question during the Question Hour on Friday, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan said terrain offers many opportunities to traffickers for adopting unfrequent routes.

He said seventeen federal and fourteen provincial agencies are working to control the drug smuggling in the country. He said intelligence network of Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has been expanded inside main cities to locate and hung drug smugglers.

He said FM-101 dedicated time for 03:00 to 04:00 pm has been earmarked to ANF where masses are being given awareness on drugs and its adverse effects.

Responding to another question, Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad told the House that government is taking special initiatives to maximize the registration of females.

He said NADRA has registered a total of 71.46 million females which include 53.51 million adults and 17.95 million minors. He said 4th phase of fresh women registration drive is going to start next month.

He said NADRA has launched massive awareness campaign through media to motivate and aware women about the benefit of CNIC.

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