Regional anti-narcotics moot begins in Islamabad

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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 measure 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 aim of the Conference is to share national experiences in countering the menace of illicit drugs.