FAISALABAD: The use of narcotics is a universal problem for which collaborated efforts are needed to reign in the menace in the best national interest, said Mian Aftab Ahmad Additional Deputy Commissioner Headquarters.
Addressing the meeting of FCCI (Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry) Standing Committee on Anti-Narcotics here on Saturday, he said the district administration was implementing a comprehensive policy to discourage the use of narcotics in addition to undertaking mega development projects.
He said that civil society was being sensitized to play its pro-active role in discouraging the use of narcotics particularly by the youth and students.
He said that efforts to curb narcotics were actually a ‘Jihad’ and those taking part in it must be acknowledged and appreciated by all of us.
He said, “We should start a campaign against narcotics from ourselves by openly discarding smoking before convincing others to abandon this bad habit”.
He also mentioned the ill-impacts of smoking and said that it had not only negative effects on the health smokers but also irritate other non-smoker people, children and women living around the smokers.
Sheikh Farooq Yousaf, Senior Vice President FCCI said the government had already taken a number of steps against smoking; however it should clamp a complete ban on the production of all types of tobacco.
He also underlined the importance of youth terming it one of
the most precious assets of the country and said that we should make all-out efforts to save them from this habit.
He also offered to hold lectures against the use of narcotics from the platform of Faisalabad Nexus Lions Club.
Dr Jaffar Hassan Mubarik Chairman FCCI Standing Committee on Narcotics said that he would organize two awareness seminars on narcotics in UAF and GC University in next month.
He also explained in detail his personal efforts to make FCCI smoking free institution of the city. Later, FCCI shield was also presented to Mian Aftab Ahmad Additional Deputy Commissioner Headquarters.
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