MESSAGE FROM THE PRIME MINISTER OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN FOR INTERIOR & NARCOTICS CONTROL
(NARCOTICS CONTROL DIVISION)
The consequences of narcotics for the nation are formidable. Alarmingly, this menace is more prevalent in youth than other age groups. The situation calls for combined efforts at various levels. The International Day against Drug Abuse and illicit Trafficking is marked all over the world to sensitize people about the hazards of drugs on individuals, families, communities and society on the whole.
Youth is our precious national asset and future of this country is contingent upon their well-being. We cannot let them get into the addiction of drugs which not only mar their life but the whole family of the addicted has to go through a traumatic experience. We must eliminate this menace from our country. This is an onerous task but if the government and other stakeholders join hands in combating drugs. I am conflict this malady would be eliminated from our country. We need to inculcate our youth about dangers of drugs and this is where the media plays a key role. Parents and families have also a huge obligation to fulfill. The government has set the top priority to control narcotics and embarked upon well concerted measures as part of its policy to counter the menace of drug abuse.
We are committed to fulfilling our global obligations in this regard and look forward to forge cooperation with the world community to control the scourges of drugs and illicit trafficking. Being a signatory to global conventions and protocols pertaining to control of drug abuse and illicit trafficking, Pakistan has aligned its efforts for narcotics control with its global commitments and international conventions.
I am confident that, with the commitment and dedication of the community, media, and the government, we will achieve our shared goal of a drugs free Pakistan.
Muhammad Nawaz Sharif
Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan