Drug dealers to be taught a lesson, we will not let our youth and future fall victim to their evil intentions- Ijaz Ahmad Shah - Treatment and rehabilitation of drug abuse victims is top most priority of government- says Ijaz Shah

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Drug dealers to be taught a lesson, we will not let our youth and future fall victim to their evil intentions- Ijaz Ahmad Shah

- Treatment and rehabilitation of drug abuse victims is top most priority of government- says Ijaz Shah

Islamabad- Federal Minister for Narcotics Control, Brig (R) Ijaz Ahmad Shah met with the Country Representative of UNODC Mr. Jeremy Milsom at the Ministry of Narcotics on Wednesday. The Minister welcomed the Representative and appreciated the role of UNODC in drug eradication process. "The role of UNODC in fighting this menace is worth appreciation" the Minister said.

Country representative of UNODC briefed the Minister about the functioning and operations of the organisation in regards with drug eradication.

"Just like global world, Pakistan is trying its best to get rid of this menace" the Federal Minister said. "The government's primary focus is on the crackdowns against drug dealers, we certainly cannot let our youth fall victim to this menace" the Federal Minister said. "Furthermore, the treatment and rehabilitation of the victims is also our utmost priority " he added.

Mr. Milsom appreciated the interests of the government and said that the 3rd Country plan will commence from 2021, while the previous two have been quite fruitful. He also ensured full cooperation in efforts of government to fight this evil.

The meeting concluded with the promise of working together to fight this evil and make Pakistan a drug free society in the near future. "We will try our best to completely eliminate this menace of drugs from our society" the Federal Minister for Narcotics control, Ijaz Ahmad Shah said.