Women volunteers to campaign against drugs, meets Governor Sindh

KARACHI: A delegation of volunteer women intending to take part in campaigning against drug abuse in educational institutions met Governor Sindh and his wife at the Governor House.
Under the initiative taken by Governor Sindh Imran Ismail and his wife, these volunteers would launch an awareness drive against drug abuse in schools.
Principal Secretary to Governor Sindh Khaqan Murtaza, CPLC Chief Zubair Habib, Medicine Specialist Dr. Mahjabeen Islam and others were also present during the meeting which discusses measures to tackle the issue and cure of drug addicts in detail.
Addressing the meeting, the Governor said that drugs are destroying the youth of the country, getting the society rid of this menace and safeguarding our youth is the urgent need of the time.
Imran Ismail said that the elements involved in this disgusting business should be exposed and punished.  He went on to say that the main target of the drug peddlers are the students of schools, colleges, and universities, so the surroundings of educational institutions need a strict watch.
The Governor added that there are more than 6,000 private schools in Karachi. It is imperative that we educate school owners about this campaign in the first phase. In the second phase, training for children in Rangers Rehabilitation Centers will be made in addition to provide training to make them a viable citizen of society.
He also appealed to the media to play a role in raising awareness among masses against drug abuse.
Dr. Mahjabin on the occasion said that the drug rehabilitation centers in the city under various NGOs should also be included in the program.
She added that besides medications to drug addicts, it was important to communicate with them individually and collectively.
CPLC Chief informed the meeting that an anti-narcotics cell had been set up at CPLC.
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