Zero-tolerance For Drug Mafia : DG ANF
Director General Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) Major General Muhammad Arif Malik on Saturday said that the incumbent government has adopted a zero-tolerance policy to deal with drug mafias, vowed to free the country from drugs at any cost
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 12th Jan, 2019 ) :Director General Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) Major General Muhammad Arif Malik on Saturday said that the incumbent government has adopted a zero-tolerance policy to deal with drug mafias, vowed to free the country from drugs at any cost.
In an interview with ptv news, DG ANF assured that the government, ANF and all organizations were fully committed to eradicate drug trafficking from the country through devotion to establish "Drug Free Society" with dedication and hard work.
ANF is following policy of zero tolerance towards drug suppliers to youth and education institutions, he added.
He said strict action would be taken against the entire drug rackets involved in supplying narcotics in educational institutions in the country.
He mentioned that collective efforts were needed to establish a narcotics free society.
"The mafia involved in playing with human lives through spurious and substandard medicines will be rooted out," he said.
The international-standard drug-testing laboratory would help eradicate substandard and spurious medicines, he said adding, the latest computerized equipment and machinery have been installed in the labs.
He explained, most youngsters of our country start using drugs because they idealise the west and try to follow their culture, while some of them start using it out of curiosity and in fun they got use to it.
The depression and disappointment sometimes became the reason for drug addiction among the youth, he added.
Everyone should be aware about the harmful effects of drugs so that they might know its consequences.
The incumbent government was taking positive steps against the drug peddlers and would implement new laws in country to eliminate the drug mafia, DG said.
To prevent the public from falling prey to drug abuse, ANF took strict enforcement measures against drug supply and sized a huge quantity while also endeavouring to check its demand.
He emphasized that widespread awareness campaigns were essential to educate Pakistan's population, particularly youth.
"As we are well aware that menace of narcotics is not only a curse, but it is one of the most damaging and life-threatening activity for humanity which has its effects not only limited to the addict only but to the whole family", he said.
He said, "I can assure you that with dedication and help of the media, we will continue to put in relentless efforts to uproot this menace."He informed that the ANF has seized drugs worth billions of Dollars, and arrested dozensof drug traffickers during the process.