Pakistan has taken 'robust' steps to fight illicit drugs: Nisar tells world community-

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UNITED NATIONS, Apr 20 (APP): Pakistan has put in place “robust and comprehensive” measures to counter the the scourge of narcotic drugs, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan told the United Nations, while calling for better coordination and cooperation among member states to accomplish the task.

“Drug demand reduction, treatment and rehabilitation are high on our priority,” he said in a speech to the Special Session of the UN General Assembly on the world drug problem on Tuesday.

At the same time, Nisar Ali Khan voiced concern over emerging trends in some parts of the world to legalize use of illicit drugs — obviously referring to moves being made in a few countries to permit the use of marijuana.