Under the instructions of the federal government to control money laundering, hundi business besides the stoppage of human trafficking and narcotics across the province, a 14-member Provincial Anti-Smuggling Task Force has been constituted which will deal with all these criminals with iron hands who are involved to damage the national treasury and assets.

It was decided in a meeting held here at Civil Secretariat under the chairmanship of Punjab Chief Secretary Major (r) Azam Suleman. The chief secretary will be convener of the Anti-Smuggling Task Force, while other members include Chief Collector Customs (Enforcement), Punjab (Co-Convener) Additional Chief Secretary Home, Inspector General of Police, DG Pakistan Rangers Punjab, DG Fisheries Punjab, representatives of 4th Corps, representative of MO Directorate, Joint Director General IB Punjab, Director FIA Punjab, Director ANF Punjab, Sector Commander ISI, Sector Commander MI, representative of Plant Protection and Quarantine Department.

It was decided in the meeting that all forces should be on the same page and will start the Intelligence Based Operations (IBOS) across Punjab. The performance of the task force will be monitored on consecutive basis and monthly review meetings will also be convened for the purpose.

IG Punjab Shoaib Dastgir, DG Rangers, Punjab and all other department heads assured the chief secretary of playing their role in eradicating these anti-state elements and their activities from the province.