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Will work with Saudi Arabia to take action against drug suppliers: Ijaz Shah

Ijaz Ahmad Shah

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Narcotics Control, Brig (R) Ijaz Ahmad Shah has said Pakistan will work in close coordination with Saudi officials to ensure effective action against drug suppliers.

The minister during a meeting with Drug Liaison Officer of Saudi Arabia Faisal Alboghami said that the exchange of timely information was vital for successful operations against drug suppliers and to combat narco business.

Ijaz Shah said, “It is very important that those working to fight the curse know where and when to act.” “The drug suppliers are the real culprits and they must be held accountable,” the minister said.

“Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have always worked together to eliminate drugs from the society, we have a dream to see drug free society in both the countries,” said Ijaz Shah. He also discussed in detail the MoUs between the two countries and offered full cooperation for the renewal of the pending ones.

The two sides also discussed mutual cooperation to combat the drug menace and create a drugs free society. The visiting guest agreed with the Minister and said that all institutions need to work together in order to eliminate drugs from society.

The meeting concluded with a promise to work together in close coordination in the future to achieve the goal of a drug-free society.

Earlier, Ijaz Ahmad Shah had urged the world community to come forward and play their active role to rid the societies of the menace of drugs.

Ijaz Shah said the international community could play a vital role in educating the masses by highlighting the issue and its consequences on human life and society.

This he said while a discussing strategic approach to combat the menace of drugs with Country Manager, Osman Ahmad and Liaison Officer Chris Hall from the British National Crime Agency (BNCA).

The country manager of BNCA said that the Anti-Narcotics Force and Special Investigation Cell of Crime agency had been working in close coordination and had successfully worked in numerous plans to tackle the issue.