Islamabad: During a meeting held at Ministry of Narcotics Control, Islamabad on Wednesday, Secretary Narcotics Control, gave briefing on revised Anti Narcotics policy after 18th Amendment to representatives of various countries.
Meeting was attended by Drug Liaisons Officers of various countries, representative of various international organization related in counter drug trafficking activities and DG, Anti Narcotics Force, Maj Gen Syed Shakeel Hussain . The aim and objective of this briefing was to address queries of other countries after the passing of 18th Amendments regarding subject of narcotics.
It was said that the subject of narcotics remained with Federal Government. Ministry of Narcotics Control has actively engaged provinces to execute new Anti Narcotics Policy. According to new Anti Narcotics policy passed by federal cabinet in 201.
Ministry of Narcotics Control chalked out three pronged strategies – supply reduction, demanded reduction and international cooperation. It was informed by Secretary Narcotics Control, Sohail Ahmed that Pakistan is facing the challenge due to its proximity to world’s largest source of poppy cultivation in Afghanistan.
The audience was also informed that the price of drugs increases surprisingly as it moves from Afghanistan to others countries. The cost of 1 kg Heroine is estimated 3000$ in Afghanistan, 18000$ in Turkey,72000 $ in European Union,150000 $ in USA. This high price attracts drug trafficking and Pakistan has become transit victim of drug trafficking.
Sohail Ahmed, Secretary Narcotics Control Division said at the end that although Pakistan is among the top three countries of the world in global narcotics seizure and our continuing commitment to combat drug trafficking has been acknowledged globally, we need global support in capacity building on Anti Narcotics Force, and operational instruments.
Since it is shared responsibility of all nations and countries, therefore, Pakistan should be supported in this regard to counter threatening drug trafficking affectively.
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