293 suspects detained in North Waziristan

As many as 2, 500 personnel were deployed for anti-coronavirus efforts

​ Our Correspondent May 10, 2020
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MIRANSHAH: The North Waziristan district police have arrested 293 out of 384 nominated suspects during the past one year.

An annual performance report of the tribal district police showed that at total of 156 FIR were lodged during the same period. North Waziristan District Police Officer Shafiullah Gandapur said this while addressing media on Saturday.

The DPO highlighted efforts of the district police after first year to its merger. Shafullah said as many as 2, 500 personnel were deployed for anti-coronavirus efforts.

The DPO added in its action against drug peddlers, the district police have confiscated as many as 84 kilogramme of hashish, huge quantity of liquors of local and international brands, while also recovered 12 AK-47, and 12 rifles. At least 3, 000 police personnel were deployed for maintenance of law and order situation in the district, the police official added.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 10th, 2020.


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