Balochistan governor stresses rehabilitation of drug addicts

Published: April 5, 2019
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PHOTO: FILE

PHOTO: FILE

QUETTA  : Balochistan Governor Amanullah Yasinzai has stressed that there is an urgent need to eradicate the menace of drugs from the province and all possible measures shall be taken for rehabilitation of the addicts.

The governor shared these views on Thursday during a meeting with Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Commander Brigadier Aqib Nazeer Chaudhry while the latter informed him regarding actions being taken to prevent smuggling of drugs into Balochistan.

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“It has become imperative to launch active anti-drug campaigns in Balochistan and to intensify measures for the rehabilitation of drug addicts,” said Yasinzai. He urged strict action against drug peddlers.

He added that to end this menace from society, the people involved in drug smuggling had to be identified. Yasinzai also assured his support to the ANF in its efforts.

In a separate meeting, the governor discussed efforts regarding the Green Pakistan campaign with a delegation of the Juniper Adventure Association.

“To make the tree plantation campaign successful we must plant more trees and saplings in Quetta and its mountains,” he said.

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