Nations reaffirm need to tackle world drug problem as UN concludes session


UNITED NATIONS, April 22 (APP): The United Nations General Assembly Thursday evening concluded a special session on the world drug problem in which member states reaffirmed their commitment to tackling the pervasive challenges presented by drugs around the globe and promoting a society free of drug abuse for the well-being of all humanity.

Assembly President Mogens Lykketoft wrapped up the proceedings, which began on Tuesday and during which Member States and civil society alike delivered a clear message: that they care about the world drug problem, and specifically about the people most affected by this problem.

Pakistan was represented at the special session by the Minister for Interior and Narcotic Control, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.