Islamabad - The Anti-Narcotic Force (ANF) foiled separate bids to smuggle huge quantity of heroin to foreign countries and arrested four culprits at Benazir Bhutto Islamabad International Airport yesterday.

Force Commander of ANF, Brigadier Ramzan said that on intelligence tips-off regarding drugs smuggling, the Anti-Narcotic Force during search and scanning apprehended four passengers leaving for Saudi Arabia, Italy and Austria at Benazir Bhutto International with 32 kilograms heroin worth Rs 150 million in international market.

The nabbed accused included Qasim Ali and Ghulam Ali hailing from Sargodha, Ishfaq of Faisalabad and Sagheer belonging to Sialkot and they were being interrogated.

Meanwhile, over 80,936 master, MS and MPhil students have benefitted under Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme during last three years. The present government had launched this Scheme through Higher Education Commission, Islamabad to waive the fee for masters, MS/M.Phil. & Ph.D. students belonging to less development areas and a total of 3142 Ph.D. have benefitted from the scheme.

Sources at Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training on Sunday said of these students, 1068 students were enrolled in universities outside their domiciled province. As regards Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), 5125 students were enrolled in Public Sector Universities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for masters, MS/MPhil and anywhere in Pakistan for PhD.

The distribution of these students included 3550 students for masters, 1353 students for MS/M.Phil and 222 students for Ph.D.