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August 13, 2020

Anti-drugs/narcotics authority demanded

Lahore

August 13, 2020

LAHORE:Punjab government urged to establish anti-drugs/narcotics authority in Punjab because use of drugs is a big issue in the province.

According to a press release issued here on Wednesday, Syed Zulfiqar Hussain, Consultant Anti-Drugs/Narcotics Campaign and Prevention Expert, spoke on monthly July report on “Brief Summary on Dead Bodies Homeless & Unknown Substance Use Disorders” (SUDs) and the urged the government to establish anti-drugs/narcotics authority.

Zulfiqar Hussain mentioned that a large number of homeless young people are using hard and soft drugs on footpaths, gardens and different major roads in the city. Zulfiqar Hussain said supply and demand reduction is always two major contents in drug demand reduction fields, and the government must establish a separate Anti-Drugs/Narcotics Authority on provincial level who deal demand reduction side because Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) and Punjab Police also working perfectly to element drug supply in the province.

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