CS orders narcotics control measures.


LAHORE -- Chief Secretary Azam Suleman on Monday directed the establishment of rehabilitation centres for drug addicts in three big cities and taking steps to control use of narcotics especially in educational institutes and jails. He issued these directions while presiding over a meeting at his office in Civil Secretariat. In the light of Lahore High Court's directions, deliberations were made during the meeting to stop drug abuse, especially in education institutes and jails. The CS said implementation of the action plan prepared for controlling the drug abuse in the province must be ensured as progress would be reviewed on regular basis in this regard. He ordered that rehabilitation centres for drug addicts be set up in Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan as a pilot project. He mentioned that there is need to enhance public awareness about harms of drug abuse. Ulema and civil society can play a vital role in...

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