Pakistani singer Shehzad Roy has recently been appointed the National Goodwill Ambassador for United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
Playing the part, the Saali Tu Maani Nahin hit-maker was in Vienna, Austria, on March 12, 2018 to represent the country at the UNODC convention. The Mukhra singer took to Instagram and shared that he was proud to represent Pakistan internationally.
Roy also thanked the UNODC executive director, Yury Fedotov for reaching out to young people and tackling their use of drugs.
On appointing Roy last year, Fedotov said, “Throughout his career as a singer, social worker and a humanitarian, Mr Roy has shown an unwavering commitment to tackling illicit drugs. His position as one of Pakistan’s most famous singers, his enduring popularity with young people and his energy and undoubted talent, will help UNODC publicise the dangers of drug abuse.”
Roy had stated that he had been following UNODC’s work even before he joined them. He commended their work in the fields of criminal justice and drug demand reduction. The Teri Soorat singer also added, “These things are close to my heart, especially when children are concerned, and I will give my all to my new role as National Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan.”
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