Government is committed to making Punjab narcotics-free province

LAHORE, Jan 30 (APP):Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan has said that the government is committed to making Punjab narcotics-free province.

Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, she said that the government was making sincere efforts to make the country conducive for the younger generation, where they could utilise their capabilities in a useful way in the larger national interest.Dr Firdous said that on the direction of Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, rehabilitation centres were being set up for the drug addicts in nine divisions of the province.

The SACM said that a decision had been taken to expand the area of the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) police stations up to district level.She said that elimination of drugs was a national cause, so it had been decided to monitor it under the national policy.The initiatives taken by the ANF at federal level would be implemented in Punjab through police, she added.

It was of utmost important to break supply chain of the heinous crime to protect our future generations, she added.She said that the previous government had not set right priorities for the wellbeing of the country, adding that narcotics issue should be handled above politics.

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