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Drugs on PIA plane: Senior officials in discussions

Anti-drugs boss updates minister about progress made in investigation into narcotics case

Islamabad: Pakistan’s Minister for Interior and Narcotics Control Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday held a telephone conversation with Anti-Narcotics Force Director-General Major General Musarat Nawaz Malek and discussed the case of narcotics found on a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aeroplane.

Malek apprised the minister about progress made in the investigation into the narcotics case.

The minister was briefed that important success had been achieved in the PIA airplane narcotics case and some arrests had been made.

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More progress was expected in the case in the coming days, Chaudhry Nisar was told.

The minister said the attempt to smuggle narcotics through the national airlines was a grave crime and a bid to damage the country’s honour and reputation.

He said the people involved in the incident did not deserve any leniency.

The minister directed the director-general to conclude the investigations into the matter as early as possible.

Chaudhry Nisar appreciated the professional role of ANF during investigation of the case.