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Drug peddling my political necessity, says arrested councillor

  • CHITRAL: A youth councillor held by the police for drug trafficking on Monday justified his offence, insisting he will lose the forthcoming local body polls if he abandons the drug ‘business’.
    “Youths will not vote for me,” he told reporters after arrest. Member of Broze village council Fazle Nabi was arrested with 2.1kg charas, while 3.15kg charas was recovered from his accomplice, Mubarak Azam.
    As he was produced before journalists by sub-divisional police officer Farooq Jan and SHO Miftahuddin on Monday, the councillors said drug trafficking was his ‘political necessity’ as he made a smooth supply of charas to hundreds of local youths. SDPO Farooq Jan said the police had adopted zero tolerance towards drug trafficking and were taking stringent measures against drug pushers.
    He said more than 10kg charas had been seized in the sub-division during the last three days.
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