Federal Secretary for Narcotics Control, Akbar Durrani (TI)/PAS met with the Drug Liaison Officer of Iran, Col. Sarwari at the Ministry of Narcotics Control.
The two discussed bilateral relations and strategic approach to curb illicit drug trafficking across Pakistan and Iranian border. DLO appreciated the efforts of Pakistan to eliminate the menace of drugs from society.
“We need mutual cooperation to completely eradicate this social evil” Akbar Durrani said. The DLO said that they are willing to enhance cooperation and extend support in all possible ways to curb drugs from society.
Keeping in view the current political situation in Afghanistan, the unscrupulous elements are likely to take advantage of the situation, specially districts around borders of Pakistan & Iran.
Considering this possibility, both countries mutually agreed to remain vigilant till the time stability is restored in the Neighbourhood.
The meeting was also attended by the Senior Joint Secretary and Deputy Secretary International Coordination, Ministry of Narcotics Control. Towards the end of the meeting, souvenirs were exchanged with a promise that both countries will work hand in hand till the goal of drug free society is achieved.