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Eight million people use drugs across Pakistan, says minister

 KARACHI: Sindh Minister for Labour and Human Resources Ghulam Murtaza Baloch has said that increasing trend among young people to use drugs was a matter of concern and it was our collective duty to save our new generation from this menace and to motivate them towards healthy activities.

This he said while addressing as a chief guest at Bhittaiabad at a  ceremony on how to save a new generation from using drugs, organized by Nai Zindagi Trust, a welfare organization today. On this occasion, Joint Director Anti-Narcotics Force Abid Ali, UC Chairman AD Soomoro, Vice Chairman Amanat Zia and other notables were also present.

Administrator Nai Zindagi and Dr Ayaz Soomoro briefed the minister about working and performance of his Trust.  The minister said according to a survey, eight million people use drugs across the country, and unfortunately mostly are young men, that’s an alarming situation.

He was of the opinion that without the participation of civil society members, especially teachers, parents, and other stakeholders, we cannot make society free of drugs.

He said that it was really a huge task but if we worked together we could achieve this task. “We have to keep our new generation away from drugs and if we’re successful we can make rapid progress,” he concluded.

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