President urges collective efforts by society’s all stakeholders to check drug abuse

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ISLAMABAD, Jun 25 (APP):President Dr Arif Alvi has said that effective solution to the problem of drug abuse and illicit trafficking requires comprehensive infrastructure for the institutions dealing with health and social welfare, to ensure their working in accordance with international laws on narcotics, human rights and sustainable growth.

In his message on the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illegal Trafficking, the President said the government of Pakistan was responsible to check the smuggling and use of illicit drugs and stressed the role of communities such as family, school, society and religious institutions to help its spread.

The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illegal Trafficking is observed annually on June 26, and this year’s theme is ‘Health for justice, Justice for health’.