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Drug menace in Punjab: Badal seeks views of Kiran Bedi

Friday, 4 July 2014 - 1:18pm IST | Place: Chandigarh | Agency: PTI

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Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today invited former police officer Kiran Bedi to put her views on tackling the problem of drug abuse and trafficking in the state for an early resolution of this malady. In a letter to Bedi, the Chief Minister appreciated her concern for Punjab and her will and desire towards finding a solution to this pressing problem.

Badal said that he was quite confident that his deliberations with her along with officials of the health department, police administration and other stakeholders would certainly pave a way for evolving a comprehensive strategy to effectively combat and eradicate the problem of drug addiction from the state. The Chief Minister, as per an official release here, said that he was positive that her wide experience would come extremely handy in strengthening the current de-addiction drive launched by the state government.

Reiterating his commitment to stamp out the menace of drug abuse, Badal said that he had taken it as a personal challenge to make Punjab a drug free state in two years.

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