The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday burnt 11.5 tons of drugs and 103 tons of other prohibited chemicals.
A special function was organized at the Regi Lalma Firing Range in Peshawar where notable figures including the Judge of Anti-Narcotics Court, Nusrat Yasmin, renowned batsman Imran Nazir, Commander ANF KP Brig Mateen Ahmad Faraz, and a large number of various civil society representatives including students and heroes of Pakistan attended it.
The Special Anti-Narcotics Court Judge, Nusrat Yasmin said that drugs are negatively affecting the society and it is important to eradicate the menace of narcotics with severe means.
ANF continues to combat narcotics in Pakistan within limited resources. Their efforts are being recognized and appreciated not only in Pakistan, but international media is widely speaking in favor of the force.
The ANP is also investigating into drug smugglers and their assets. This year alone assets worth Rs. 221.5 million have been frozen.
A 100-bed hospital is also being used to provide free treatment to drug addicts. It was developed in collaboration with the provincial government.