KARACHI: Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Sindh has initiated a ‘Young Torchbearer’ part of the ANF Youth Ambassador Program which is successfully working to control addiction of drugs in the youth, mainly school and college students.
Anti-Narcotics Force Sindh organized a seminar on ‘International Cooperation and Pakistan’s efforts against drug abuse’ at a local hotel here in Karachi.
Envoys of different countries and business community participated in the event. Commander Anti-Narcotics Force Sindh Brigadier Mansoor Ahmed Janjua briefed the participants about the efforts of ANF in drug supply reduction, drug demand reduction and international cooperation.
Brigadier Mansoor Ahmed highlighted the efforts made by his Force for the prevention of drugs and raising awareness against drug abuse in educational institutions.
He stressed the need for enhanced collective efforts of the international community against drug abuse and cooperation to control drug smuggling. He said that ANF has started “Young Torchbearer” of the ANF Youth Ambassador Program which is successfully working to control addiction of drugs in the youth, particularly school and college students.
According to the last drug report, 5.8percent (6.7 million people) of the total population of Pakistan (aged 15 to 64) are opium users. The ANF Commander said Pakistan’s greatest asset and our future, the youth that comprises of 66 of the population is the worst affected.
Addressing the seminar Mirza Ikhtiar Baig congratulated Brigadier Mansoor Ahmed Janjua and his team for their sincere efforts and working hard against the drug mafia.
He assured full cooperation towards their endeavor to make Pakistan and the world free from drugs, particularly to save people from the fast emerging trend of synthetic drugs.
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