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Post by yaad on Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:23 pm

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ISLAMABAD: Anti-drug messages would be included in curriculum of text books from next year and special wards for drug treatment would be established in government hospitals.

Ministry of Narcotics Control (MoNC) held meeting with federal ministries and departments for implementation of new Anti-Narcotics Policy. Representatives from all ministries participated and agreed to take suitable steps to eradicate drugs from society.

Secretary Narcotics Control, Tariq Khosa said that anti-narcotics issues are not only the responsibility of the Ministry of Narcotics Control; rather it is the shared responsibility of a number of departments.

All relevant departments and ministries are partners in the implementation of Pakistan's anti-narcotics policy and their support is critical for pursuing the goal of a drug-free Pakistan.

During this meeting it was decided that Ministries of Interior would assist in implementation of supply reduction strategies through LEAs under its control, in developing drug free cities in all provinces and in developing intelligence related to drug trafficking.

Ministry of commerce would monitor the import and use of prohibited precursor chemicals.

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting would promote awareness campaigns outlining the harms of drug use and facilitate projection of drug-free homes, cities, educational institutions and jails.

Ministry of Labor and Manpower would promote drug free culture among migrant workers, develop programmes for skill development of drug addicts and encourage labour unions to promote drug free workplaces.

Ministry of Sports would enhance supports facilities in each city and Narcotics control Division would provide sports material in this regard.

Ministry of Youth Affairs, Railways, Religious Affairs and Population Welfare would also play significant role to uproot this evil from society.

Ministry of Narcotics Control has already held meeting with Federal and Provincial Ministries and Departments of Education and Health in last month.

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