PM reiterates govt’s firm stance against drugs

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PV Desk : Reiterating her government’s firm stance against drugs, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said she has already directed authorities concerned to stop fish catching in the Naf river to check “yaba” smuggling.

“I’ve already directed the authorities concerned to stop fish catching for some days along Myanmar bordering Naf river as “yaba” tablets are smuggled on this route through fishing boats,” she said.

The premier added: “We are discussing the issue with the Myanmar government.”

The Prime Minister made the remarks when a delegation of the Bangladesh Network for Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Control and Prevention called on her at her office this noon.

President of Bangladesh Network for Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Control and Prevention and National Professor Brigadier (retd) Abdul Malik led the 10-member team.

After the meeting, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed reporters.