Islamabad police along with the personnel of Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) achieved massive success during a joint operation against drug pushers and recovered huge caches of narcotics from them during targeted efforts in last 24 hours. In a joint press conference by ANF Brigadier Syed Mubasher Kazmi, Deputy Inspector General (IG) Operations Faisal Ali Raja and Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Operations Syed Waqaruddin on Saturday, it was told that 49 persons were nabbed during targeted operation during last 24 hours in Dore and Athal villages.A total of 41.506 kilogramme (kg) hashish, 2.460kg heroin, 300 gramme (g) opium, 487g ice, 322 wine bottles, one 7mm rifle, one 9MM pistol and five 30 bore pistols were recovered from them. Following directions by the government and as envisioned by Prime Minister Imran Khan, it was told that a high level meeting was held by IG Police Islamabad Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan and ANF Director General Major Arif Malik.It was agreed to conduct joint operation against drug pushers. Consequently, SSP (Operations) along with all zonal SPs, SP Investigation, Sub Divisional Police Officers and Station House Officers in collaboration with ANF carried out a joint targeted operation in the areas from where the complaints were being received about drug supply. The operation was also participated by senior command of ANF and K-9 Dog Unit assisted during it. During the press conference, the official said that purpose of arranging this interaction with media is to highlight the seriousness of law enforcement agencies in eradicating drug menace from society at large. Besides that focus was educational institutions and law enforcers resolved to go all out against the suppliers and drug pushers particularly.SSP Islamabad Waqaruddin Syed said that this operation will help to root out the menace of drug from the city and hoped that people would also cooperate with them in eradicating this evil. He said that it is our aim to secure the future of the young generation and all possible efforts would be made for it. Under the supervision of Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar, the SSP said Islamabad would be made drug free city. He said that both ANF and ICT Police would continue efforts against drug pushers till achievement of its desired results in the capital.Published in Daily Times, January 13th 2019.