Islamabad- Federal Minister for Narcotics Control, Brig (R) Ijaz Ahmad Shah was addressing the audience at D Chowk awareness walk organised on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit trafficking.

Government of Pakistan

Ministry of Narcotics Control

26th June 2021

Islamabad- Federal Minister for Narcotics Control, Brig (R) Ijaz Ahmad Shah was addressing the audience at D Chowk awareness walk organized on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit trafficking. In response to a question he said the Prime Minister Imran Khan has given a go ahead to induct more people in ANF. He further said that budget to upgrade the current setup as per requirement has also been allocated. Upon being asked about the pay raise of ANF and further facilitation of families of martyrs is also under discussion.

The Federal Minister for Narcotics Control said that if drug abuse is left uncontrolled like this, it will have adverse effects all over. He also reinforced the fact that the ones who fall prey to this menace must be treated as victims. "Real culprits are the ones who supply the drugs" the Minister said. "If you know of any suppliers in your surroundings, please report them to the ANF without any fear and fulfill your role in war against drugs" Ijaz Shah added.

The Minister was of the view that ANF alone cannot fight this epidemic, entire nation has to stand United in order to achieve the goal of drug free society.

Representative of UNODC, Federal Secretary for Narcotics Control Akbar Durrani (TI)/PAS, Celebrities Shehzad Roy, Faisal Qureshi, officials of Ministry of Narcotics Control, Students and a large number of people from different professions participated in walk.