KKAWF highlights need for saving Pakistan’s youth from perils of drug abuse

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Zubair Qureshi

On the eve of the “International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking” marked worldwide on June 26, especially with the onset of Covid-19 pandemic, it is a stark reminder to the global community and to us in Pakistan to understand better the devastating consequences of not taking action to fight this enemy within.
It is urgent to understand the drug dynamics which is trapping over 269 million people worldwide in a downward spiral, and over 9 million in Pakistan – and the numbers are rising with a 30% increase in drug use seen in 2018 according to a World Drug Report.
In her message Chairperson of the Karim Khan Afridi Welfare Foundation, (KKAWF) Cristina von Sperling Afridi said our youth have to be empowered to make healthy choices, as well as create family, school and community environments that promote and support healthy decision-making by youth.
KKAWF she said is committed to undertaking and focus its campaign on combatting with solutions and solidarity the new and old harms that drug use brings.

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