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MPA Momina Basit has said almost every family in Pakistan is facing mental health challenges which should be taken seriously and special programmes should be designed to spread awareness about common mental health.

She was addressing an awareness seminar on World Mental Health Day at Ayub Medical College Abbottabad on Saturday. She further said it was alarming that children were subjected to physical abuse which was closely related to mental health. “The provincial government has brought up an amendment bill to counter this, which is being delayed in implementation.”

Momina said: “We have prioritized the provision of health facilities. In that regard, a center would be established in Ayub Medical Complex to promote effective drug cessation.— Our Correspondent

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