Lahore: Women can play vital role in protecting the young generation from drugs and this menace could only be uprooted from the society through awareness. Punjab government launched a pilot project to make Lahore a drug free city and this project is producing positive results. Steps will be taken to include material in educational syllabus regarding awareness about hazards of drugs.
These views were expressed by the speakers at a seminar held at Govt. Degree College, Waris Road, here today. Members Provincial Assembly Imran Nazir and Arifa Khalid, Drug Free City Project Director Altaf Qamar, District Coordination Officer Lahore Noor-ul-Amin and a large number of girl students attended the seminar. Imran Nazir MPA said that menace of drug could only be eliminated only through public support. Praising the efforts of the District Government for eliminating Sheesha Cafes, he assured that Punjab government would take every possible step for drug control. He said that effective measures of Punjab government with public involvement uprooted dengue in the short period of one year.
Arifa Khalid MPA said that women were safe from this menace to much extent and a whole family could be made secure from drugs by creating awareness in a single woman. Lahore Drug Free Project Director Altaf Qamar said that half million people fall victims to drugs every year. Appreciating the crackdown of CDGL on Sheesha Cafes, he said that such steps should also be taken across the country. The seminar was also addressed by DCO Lahore Noor-ul-Amin Mengal and Safe Child Foundation President Shahzad Anjum Beig.