Minister’s message on international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking

Islamabad, June 26, 2012 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for Narcotics Control, Haji Khuda Bux Rajar has said that the ministry takes strategic policy initiatives to stem the production, consumption and trafficking of illicit narcotics.

In a message on the eve of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking to be observed tomorrow June 26, the minister said “We have introduced substantial policies in regards to the eradication of drugs from our society”.

He said “this day reminds us that it is our moral duty to endeavour to save our near and dear ones from the curse of narcotic drugs”, adding that “This day will reinforce our resolve to help people who have unfortunately become drug addicts”.

“This day also gives us a message to join hands with each other against this social evil which is gradually destroying our youth” he said.

On this occasion, “we resolve that we will cooperate with each other in our fight against the curse of Narcotic Drugs and create awareness among our masses against drugs”.

“We commit that we will undertake our efforts with full devotion and dedication to curb the menace of narcotics”, he remarked.

The Minister said that the ministry of Narcotics Control being cognizant of this tremendous challenge has taken a number of steps to control this menace. “We have formulated a Five Year Drug Abuse control Master plan which provides a clear strategic roadmap.

The new National Anti Narcotics Policy 2010 has been designed to meet new challenges and International Obligations. The Cabinet approved this Policy in July 2010 and now the policy is being implemented” he said.

He said “we are progressing towards Drug Free Pakistan through a Drug Free City and Drug Free Home”.

He expressed the hope that every segment of society will play its due role in controlling the menace of narcotic drugs as a shared responsibility and Insha Allah we will win our fight against our common enemy ‘Narcotics’ through mutual cooperation”.

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