Army Chief stresses need to tackle drug dens

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff Raheel Shareef discussed Operation Zarbe Azab and the general security situation of the country in a meeting held today at the PM House, Aaj News reported.

The Army Chief said that there is need to break contact between drug warlords and terrorists in Pakistan.

The two heads discussed the success of Operation Zarb-e-Azab and exchanged ideas about restoring peace in the country.

According to the ISPR, the Army Chief visit the Anti-Narcotic Force’s headquarters. Sharif said that money from drugs is used to spread terrorism in the country. “Therefore there is need to break contact between the two,” he said.

The Army Chief also met the vice president of the State Department, Heidi Grant– where the discussed the death of Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Umar. The vice president appreciated Pakistan’s roles in bridging peace in Afghanistan.