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Fatima Jinnah Women University Organized Seminar Drug Abuse Awareness and Prevention

Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) organized a seminar

RAWALPINDI, 29th Nov 2019 (GNP): Fatima Jinnah Women University (FJWU) organized a seminar “Drug Abuse Awareness and Prevention” with the collaboration of Ministry of Narcotics Control and Young Journalist Association to highlight the issue of drug abuse and illicit trafficking and its impact on society. Addressing on the occasion, Parliamentary secretary for anti Narcotics, Sheikh Rashid Shafique highlighted several causes that are observed in the young generations to go towards the drug addiction. He further added that things happen to us all the time but all that matters is how you react to it and what you make out of it be the cause of change. He proposed recommendations such as Self believe, Self-control, reduction in communication gaps, strong family bonding, self-awareness and the involvement in healthy activities as a workable way out to counter the drugs inclination. Deputy Secretary of Ministry Narcotics Mr. Abdul HameedBaloch highlighted such as several causes that are observed in the young generations who go towards the drug addiction. The main reasons include depression, pear pressure, unintentional dependency of medicines, lack of self- control, for experience and to enhance performance. He suggested treating a drug addict as a patient and always being empathetic for his rehabilitation process. He asked young students to pledge not to be diverted by any wrong company and to always uphold to the esteem of their faith and their family. At the end Chief Guest thanked Young Journalist Association President Mr. Muhammad Yousf Khan for their collaboration with Ministry of Anti-Narcotics to collaborate with us to arrange such event. A large number of students and faculty members attended the seminar. (GNP)

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