Minister of State for Counter-Narcotics Shehryar Afridi says Prime Minister Imran Khan wants to open a marijuana factory in the Tirah Valley of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
In a video that went viral on social media, Shehryar Afridi was seen addressing people in Pashto, saying that the government plans to build a factory on the will of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
“The weed will be turn into medicines, we catch large quantities of heroin, cannabis and opium every year and burn it”, he added.
He said, “If other countries produce medicines from it, we can also make medicine from it, Imran Khan intends to build the factory of marijuana, the work is underway to build a factory. We will, by Allah’s grace, set up this factory in the Tirah Valley.”
After the video went viral on social media, the minister responded to the social networking site saying, “This video is viral with misleading remarks on social media, I was telling my tribal people in Kohat that the government was going to build ‘Organic’ factories in other tribal areas.
He further said that further hemp oil and CBD oil factories would be set up which would provide employment to the youth and increase domestic exports.
Shehryar Afridi criticized the opponents, saying that “it seems that there is nothing left for the political opponents to sell anything on media now.”