Shahid Afridi stood up for a noble cause and offered his support for eradicating the menace of poppy cultivation within Tirah Valley. He announced his line of action after conducting a meeting with Lt Gen Nazir Butt, the sitting Peshawar Corps Commander.
The president of Peshawar Zalmi shared some facts as for how destructive poppy cultivation is for the residents of Tirah valley. Poppy is the basic material, being used in heroin production. Afridi further revealed his plans to counter this issue and suggested that Shahid Afridi Foundation will play a pivotal role in this context.
The former skipper said that residents of Tirah Valley need an alternate crop and we will persuade them to cultivate Saffron other than poppy.
It is not an easy task, as it is the only source of income for the residents. However, by giving them another option regarding cash crop, it is possible to control the situation.
During the first step, poppy cultivation will be reduced to its minimum level and later on, it will be completely eradicated. This NGO by Afridi is providing services in various fields including education and healthcare.