President Dr Arif Alvi has launched Pakistan's indigenously developed artificial intelligence driven database of criminals related to narcotics and money laundering named “Am'aan”.
Addressing the launching ceremony in Islamabad on Tuesday, he said culture and religion can play a pivotal role to eradicate menace of drugs from the society.
The President said the best way to control drugs is to stop smuggling of narcotics. He commended the role of State Minister for Narcotics Control in checking the menace of drugs' supply in Pakistan.
He said the world is indulging in synthetic drugs, which are even more harmful than the ordinary ones. He called for a comprehensive mechanism to control these types of drugs.
Dr Arif Alvi said people who are indulged in addiction destroy themselves and their families. He said lacunas in laws also need to be removed. He also called for addressing the issue of depression which is causing the increase in use of drugs.
He said Pakistan being the 6th largest populous country has the potential to become 6th largest country in terms of database which is considered as fuel of artificial intelligence.
The President said this database will be helpful to handle the issue of money laundering and support Pakistan in terms of FATF listing.
Earlier speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Narcotics Control Shehryar Afridi said under Prime Minister Imran Khan's vision, forces will be equipped with most modern tools, gadgetry to help cleanse our society from all ills related to drugs menace and money-laundering.