Force Commander Sindh Anti-Narcotics Force Brigadier Syed VaqarHaider Rizvi called on Governor Sindh Imran Ismail at Governor’s House on Wednesday.
He briefed the Governor on counter narcotics achievements of ANF, current drug situation and major challenges being faced by the organisation.
The Governor said that ANF, provincial Excise Department and law enforcement agencies along with have an important role in drug control.
“The federal and provincial departments and agencies ensure joint action through effective coordination to eradicate the menace by arresting the drug-paddlers”, he said.
Imran Ismail said that the hazard of drugs can be battled; and education is the primary tool. Everyone should be educated about the harm and adverse effects of drugs so that they may know the consequences of its use and can avoid it.
The Governor h also stressed upon all the public & private universities, colleges and other educational institutions in the province for ensuring awareness raising programmes against drug abuse for students, teaching faculty and parents.
He urged for coordinated efforts, with the joint action of all the stakeholders, to curb the menace of drugs and narcotics in cities, towns and rural areas of Sindh.
The Governor while appreciating ANF’s achievements, its role in combating trafficking of illicit drugs at provincial and national levels, assured of all possible support and assistance.