China, Pakistan to make CPEC a drug-free Corridor: Shehryar Afridi
ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Narcotics Control, Shehryar Khan Afridi said that Pakistan and China had decided to expand the scope of China, Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as the world’s first drug-free corridor by linking safety modules with Russia, Iran, Tajikistan and other regional trade routes.
He said this while holding sideline meetings with delegation of China, Russia, Iran, Tajikistan, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and other regional countries in Vienna, Austria while participating in 63rd session of Commission of Narcotic Drugs (CND) of United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) .
During the meeting with the Russian delegation, the minister said Prime Minister Imran Khan had vision to make CPEC a drug free route.
Pakistan’s role as frontline state against drug trafficking and terrorism was recognized by the Russian officials in the meeting, said a message received here. - APP