IGP directs implementation of Anti-Smuggling Ordinance

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: Inspector General of Police Khyber Pakhtunkhwa,  Dr. Sanaullah Abbasi has directed police high ups to tighten the noose around the neck of hoarders of essential commodities and adopt strict measures for implementation of Anti-Smuggling Ordinance in its true spirit.

These directives were given by IGP KP to all Regional Police Officers from CPO in a video conference held here on Thursday.

In the video conference police officers briefed IGP about the steps taken as per Anti-Smuggling Ordinance against the violators  and the haul up and arrest made in this connection.

They also dwelt at length about their future plan of action as per the essence of the ordinance.

The IGP pointed out that the menace of hoarding and smuggling badly shatter the economic fabric of the society and directed the police high ups to further pull up their sleeves and foil the nefarious designs of the elements involved in such activities.

They were further directed to adopt stringent preventive measures as per the recently promulgated Anti-Smuggling Ordinance and come hard on the violators.

It has also been directed in the conference to equally come hard on the perpetrators, aiders and facilitators of those involved in smuggling. 

The IGP made it clear that the performance of all concerned police officers for implementation of Anti-Smuggling Ordinance would be reviewed on fortnight basis.

It may be recalled that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police during the current year has recovered contraband items worth Rs. 412.7 million which included Non custom paid vehicles, Foreign cloths, vehicles spare parts, mobile phones, electricity appliance and other items. Police has also registered 523 FIRs against the violators.

Similarly departmental action has been taken against officers involved in smuggling.