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DPM Lamichhane urges to quit drugs and be social reformer



Kathmandu, June 26: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Rabi Lamichhane instructed the security agencies to frame a special plan to end the smuggling and abuse of narcotic drugs.

At a programme organized at his office marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking here today, DPM Lamichhane directed to take stringent action against those involved in smuggling and supply of the illegal substances such as narcotic drugs.

Commending the efficient delivery/performance of the security agencies inspite of limited resources, Lamichhane expressed his commitment to arrange adequate budget and human resources for them to deliver optimally and more effectively.

Stating that the role of government, community and general citizens had equal role in curbing drug addiction, he clarified that opportunity would be given for narcotic drug abusers to improve themselves while those who deal in it will not be spared.

Arguing that we could not reach in the right destination by walking in the wrong path, the DPM urged those in drug addiction to give up on drugs and play the role of a social reformer.

He informed that various initiatives and campaigns were being run to prevent and control drug abuse and admitted that the increasing numbers of abusers indicate that there is lapse somewhere.

The DPM lauded the role of rehabilitation centres in freeing the abusers from the cycle of drug addiction and rehabilitating them in the society said viewed that such centres should not make its treatment services a business.

On the occasions, he honoured various organizations actively working towards curbing smuggling of illegal drugs and rehabilitating of the drug abusers.

Similarly, Minister for Health and Population Pradeep Yadav asserted that the issue of illegal transportation and consumption of narcotic drugs and its abuse had become a challenge for Nepal and opined that the entire country should unite to fight against this.


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