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PR No. 77 Islamabad: 13th September 2017

Secretary, Ministry of Narcotics Control, Mr. Iqbal Mahmood visited the Anti-Narcotics Force’s 35 beds Modern Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (MATRC) located in Humak, Islamabad.  The Operations Commander of the Center gave a detailed presentation of the working of the Center and the future planned initiatives.  It was informed that the Center was established in 2005 and since then more than 4,000 drug addicts have been treated and have returned to the society as sober individuals.  It was also highlighted that the Center lacked permanent staff and was currently being run by volunteers and the center was hosted in a rented accommodation.  The Operations Commander expressed view that with the provision of permanent staff and accommodation, the Center could be upgraded and the number of addicts treated could be doubled. 

            The Secretary, Ministry of Narcotics Control appreciated the efforts of the ANF made despite meagre resources.  He stated that ANF was working for a national cause and safeguarding the interests of future generation.  He offered his full support for resolution of the issues and has directed to submit proposals in this regard

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