Shehryar Afridi’s nephew arrested for possessing drugs

Published: January 7, 2019
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Arrest of minister's nephew is reflection of depoliticisation of police, says Shehryar Afridi. PHOTO:FILE

Arrest of minister's nephew is reflection of depoliticisation of police, says Shehryar Afridi. PHOTO:FILE

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.

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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.

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  • israr
    Jan 8, 2019 - 2:43PM

    if he was holding drugs he has to be punished end of story plus this has to be made public and everyone should know this will be their end … interior minister for state wont be able to help u eitherRecommend

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