ISLAMABAD: Secretary Ministry of Narcotics Control Iqbal Mahmood here on Wednesday visited the Anti-Narcotics Force’s 35-bed Modern Addiction Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (MATRC), Humak.
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 would be upgraded and the number of addicts treated could be doubled. The Secretary Narcotics Control appreciated the efforts of the ANF despite meager resources.
He said 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 asked for proposals for future action.