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Pakistan urges regional coop to save youth from drug abuse

Islamabad, Pakistan's Minister for Narcotics Control, Ali Muhammad Khan Mahar, has called for fostering cooperation among Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan to save youth population in the three countries from drug abuse.

Talking to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) on the sidelines of the 13th Senior Officials Meeting of the Triangular Initiative on drug control in Islamabad, he said Pakistan will continue its cooperation with Iran to address the issue.

We want to see better relations with Iran, and Afghanistan who are our bordering countries, he said.

He said that Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan need to enhance their cooperation to save the youth of the regional states from drugs addiction.

Talking to local media the minister said that it is very encouraging to see that all three countries of the region have sit together to tackle the issue of illicit drugs.

We will increase number of such meetings to enhance our cooperation, Ali Muhammad Khan Mahar added.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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