Apprehension of increase in opium crop, heroin production: UNODC


QUETTA: Heroin and other fatal narcotics is not problem of any country or province but it is international problem. Provincial government was taking serious measures to end narcotics and its transportation.

This was stated by Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch while speaking to UNODC representative Cesar Guedes here Wednesday.

UNODC delegation exchanged views on possible spread of narcotics after withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan, drug trafficking and other matters.

Cesar Guedes said that there is apprehension of increase in Opium crop and heroin production following return of NATO forces from Afghanistan which would definitely a major threat and challenge for humanity including Pakistan. Provincial government measures to stop smuggling of Heroin from border areas of Balochistan to rest of the world would be of great significance particularly cooperation between Federal and provincial and international anti narcotics agencies is very much necessary.

Chief Minister assured that narcotics are not problem of any country or region but it is of entire humanity. He said producers and sellers of narcotics are enemies of humanity. He said narcotics have destroyed younger generation and several areas of Balochistan are hit by it. He asked international agencies to extend help for their treatment and ridding them of this menace.

He aid forces were playing their role in Balochistan for anti narcotics. He assured that provincial government would extend full cooperation in this connection.

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