The Governor said that narcotics entering the country through borders reach cities, towns, schools and colleges. The supply of drugs to the youth is a direct attack on our future generation and our future.
The Governor of Punjab visited Pathankot on Tuesday and took stock of the security arrangements. He said that after visiting it was realized that there is lack of coordination between the state and central agencies. This shortcoming should be removed immediately, so that the security of the country and the state can be ensured. He first discussed the security arrangements with senior officials of central government agencies including BSF, Intelligence Bureau, Narcotics Control Bureau, National Investigation Agency, Military Intelligence Department and senior state government officials. After this, he also held talks with the Panchs and Sarpanches of the district on various issues.
Major issues affecting national security relating to border districts were raised in the meeting. He said that coordination between state and central agencies is essential. All the agencies of the Center and the state together should regularly exchange secret information and information.
He said that the ‘joint effort and determination to secure the border’ will surely prove successful. During this, he also inspired the security forces and appreciated their commitment and valor in defending the borders.
Citizens cooperate by becoming the eyes and ears of the Border Security Force
The Governor said that he visited 6 border districts of Punjab. They feel that the people of these districts are the guards of our international border. They should cooperate with the Border Security Force. The Governor called upon the Sarpanches and enlightened people to extend their full cooperation by becoming the ‘eyes and ears’ of the Border Security Forces.
He said that due to the previous incidents of drones dropping arms and ammunition along the Punjab border, there is a need for all concerned to remain vigilant. Security forces are doing their job but locally available intelligence and support can go a long way in preventing the influx of arms and narcotics into the state.
Drugs enter colleges and schools by entering through borders
The Governor said that narcotics entering the country through borders reach cities, towns, schools and colleges. The supply of drugs to the youth is a direct attack on our future generation and our future. We cannot allow this menace to ruin the present of our state or play with its future.
The Governor said that the security of the border areas can be ensured only with the concerted and continuous cooperation of the people, state government agencies and central government agencies at all levels. During this, Cabinet Minister Lal Chand Kataruchak, Chief Secretary JM Bala Murugan, IG Border Range Munish Chawla, Sujanpur MLA Naresh Puri, DC Harbir Singh, SSP Surendra Lamba and other officers were present with him.