Regional anti-narcotics moot begins in Islamabad


Two-day Regional Ministerial Conference on counter-Narcotics began in Islamabad on Monday.
Inaugurating the conference‚ Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jeelani underlined the need for taking comprehensive measures to check the drug trafficking.
The conference is aimed at boosting joint efforts with key regional partners to counter narcotics.
At the invitation of President Asif Ali Zardari‚ ministers from twelve regional countries are participating in the conference.
The invited countries include Afghanistan‚ Azerbaijan‚ China‚ India‚ Iran‚ Kazakhstan‚ Kyrgyz Republic‚ Russian Federation‚ Tajikistan‚ Turkmenistan‚ Turkey and Uzbekistan.
The conference will discuss prospects of regional cooperation in developing ways to address the multifaceted challenge posed by illicit drugs’ production‚ demand and trafficking.