Narcotics Control body organizes anti-narcotics awareness walk

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Senate Standing Committee on Narcotics Control organized an anti-narcotics awareness walk. The walk was led by Chairman Anti Narcotics Senate Standing Committee, Senator Ejaz Ahmed Chauhdary.

The walk was attended by Force Commander Regional Directorate Punjab, Brig Rashid Minhas, Fayyaz Bhatti, Chaudhry Imran Saleemi, Tanzla Imran Khan, Nasir Suleman, Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah, Ali Imtiaz Warraich, Malik Amanat Ali, Ghulam Mohiyodin Dewan, students of educational institutions, representatives from Rescue 1122 and Punjab Police.

While addressing the participants of the walk, Senator Ejaz Chaudhry said that drugs are damaging our society to the core and its widely spreading amongst our youth like venom.

As responsible society, we should make people aware of the cons of this menace. Along with the society, it’s key responsibility of parents to keep an eye on their children.

The administration of educational institutions should monitor the students closely and make them realize that drugs can ruin their future.

We as society and individuals should stand against drugs. A large number of people are falling prey to drugs on daily basis, thousands of youngsters in Lahore have become drug victims. Police should also play it’s role in combating the rapid spread of Narcotics in society.

Furthermore, Senator Ejaz Ahmed Chauhdary said that strength of anti-narcotics force and its budget should be increased. Religious places like mosques and madrassahs should be used to create awareness amongst the masses, he added. The religious scholars should dedicate 5 minutes in every Friday sermon to talk about drug awareness and educate people about the cons.

Tests should be conducted to identify drug users so that treatment can be done accordingly.

While responding to questions of journalists, he said that opposition has failed in achieving it’s goals against government and that Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf will complete it’s democratic term.

He further said that next elections will be held in 2023.

Other participants of the walk included Shabbir Sial, Rana Abdul Sami, Rao Shafiq, Jacqueline, Syed Mehmood Ghaznavi, Mian Saqib Mehbood, Robina Shaheen, Attiya Saad, Malik Usman Hamza Awan, Zareen Rehman, Farooq Khan, Malik Waqar Ahmad, Kalim Ullah Khan and Dr Farooq Chishti.

The walk ended with a collective promise to work against drugs as a society.

 

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