Punjab governor Banwari Lal Purohit urges public to fight narco-terrorism, weapon smuggling | Amritsar News

BATHINDA: Urging the people of the border areas to support security agencies that were working against any efforts to destabilise the country, Punjab governor Banwari Lal Purohit stressed on the need of public participation in curbing narco-terrorism and weapon smuggling from across the border.
The governor, accompanied by the chief secretary and state police chief, was on the visit to border districts of Fazilka and Ferozepur on Tuesday. While addressing panches and sarpanches in Fazilka, he said the neighbouring country aiming to cause disturbances might be trying to smuggle weapons and narcotics but could be repulsed with the support of people.
“The neighbouring country has realised the truth that it is not in position to have direct confrontation with India, so it is trying to target the youths by sending narcotics but these ploys will not succeed. To thwart any such misadventure, everyone need to remain vigilant and inform the police and paramilitary forces any such thing is noticed,” he added.
He stressed upon forming village- and ward-wise security committees. The governor said after assuming the charge he was working on it and with better coordination with security agencies better results were coming to fore.
He also listened to be problems of the people. The farmers whose lands were beyond the barbed wire on the border were being given more time to take care of the crops, he added.
Launching the Mission ABAD-30 (Absolute Boarder Area Development) scheme prepared for the comprehensive development of 30 border villages by the Fazilka district administration, he expressed hope that the initiative would be fruitful for the welfare of residents.

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