50pc of Kasur cops found drugs `positive`

50pc of Kasur cops found drugs `positive`
50pc of Kasur cops found drugs `positive`

KASUR: As many as 24 out of 48 policemen selected for drug test in the district were found `positive` on Tuesday.

The drug tests of police officials are being conducted on the orders of the prime minister to bring reforms in the police department.

The Punjab inspector general of police (IGP) has issued directives to conduct the drug test of of ficialsranging from constables to the Police Service of Pakistan (PSP) officers.

Samples of 48 of ficials, including constables and assistant subinspectors(ASIs),werecollectedin the district a couple of days back for the drug test. Interestingly, no policeman above the ASI rank was listedforthe drugtest.

According to the district police, the officials were selected for the drug test on the basis of internal intelligence reports.

The district police got the samples tested from a private lab, instead of any public hospital`s laboratory.

Explaining the choice, District Police Officer Imran Kishwar said that private lab was more reliable as compared to those of public sector hospitals. As per sources, a majority of the policemen found using drugs were constables.

A police of ficial, requesting anonymity, said the process of drug test was similar to that used for declaring common suspects as addicts during the course of investigation at the police station level.