Islamabad-By,ABID SIDDIQUE CHAUDHRY
Federal Minister for Narcotics Control, Brig (R) Ijaz Ahmad Shah met with Drug Liaison Officer of Saudi Arabia, Mr. Faisal Alboghami at the Ministry of Narcotics Control. The two discussed mutual cooperation between the two countries to combat drug problem and create a drugs free society. “The drug suppliers are the real culprits, they must be held accountable for their actions” the Federal Minister for Narcotics Control, Brig (R) Ijaz Ahmad Shah said. “The ones who fall prey to drug abuse are victims, we are trying to formulate a cohesive approach to rehabilitate these people” he added.
“Exchange and timely sharing of information is key to successful operations against drug suppliers” the Minister said. “It is very important that those working to fight the curse know where and when to act” he said. “The Anti Narcotics Force will work in close coordination with Saudi officials to ensure effective working” said Ijaz Shah. The DLO agreed with the Minister and said that all institutions need to work together in order to eliminate drugs from our society.
The Federal Minister also discussed in detail the MoUs between the two countries and offered full cooperation for renewal of the pending ones. “Pakistan and Saudi Arabia have always worked well together, its a dream to see drug free society in both the countries” said Ijaz Shah.
The meeting concluded with a promise to work together in close coordination in future to achieve the goal of drug free society.