The State Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi’s nephew Talal Nadir Afridi has been booked for possessing drugs, Express News learnt on Monday.
Afridi was arrested after half a kilogram of drugs was recovered from his car.
Reacting to the arrest, the state minister said that no one was above the law not even relatives of ministers. The latest episode is a reflection of depoliticisation of police and an encouraging step for the establishment of rule of law, he added.
Earlier, PML-N lawmaker Hina Peraviz Butt submitted a resolution in the Punjab Assembly to condemn the discovery of drugs from state minister’s nephew.
In early development, the Supreme Court ordered the federal and provincial governments to form a National Action Plan to curb the menace of drug abuse in the country.
A three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, was hearing a suo motu case pertaining to selling of drugs at educational institutions.
The apex court directed the Ministry of Information to start a public service campaign against use of drugs, particularly at educational institutions.
The top judge said he was informed about young girls using drugs. “The issue affects millions,” he remarked.