ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) seized a huge quantity of narcotics including 74, 441 kilogram hashish, 5, 263kg opium, 1, 535kg heroin and 851kg morphine and cocaine from January to October this year from different parts of the country.
An official of the Narcotics Control Ministry told APP that the narcotics was mostly recovered from Peshawar, Lahore, Karachi, Quetta and Rawalpindi.
The official also appreciated the performance of ANF and reiterated the commitment to continue efforts to make the society free of drugs.
He said the illicit trafficking of narcotics and drug abuse was a global challenge. He said that Pakistan was acting as a frontline state in combating the menace and had also taken a number of initiatives to control trafficking of illicit narcotics.
He said that the Anti-Narcotics Policy 2010 has sought to enhance public participation in combating drug abuse, strengthen drug enforcement structures and boost treatment and rehabilitation services.
“A drug-free Pakistan remains the ultimate goal, which may not be achieved in the short term. It is a goal we strive for in partnership with the people, region and the international community,” he added.
He said that the policy set the three objectives of drug supply reduction, drug demand reduction and international cooperation. It also enunciated a strategy for achievement of these objectives.