Campaign to protect youth from drug addiction
LAHORE: A meeting chaired by the Director General of Social Protection of Punjab, Mudasser Riaz Malik, decided to launch a denunciation campaign to raise awareness among young people, especially students. The meeting reviewed various aspects of the campaign and made the decisions necessary for effective implementation.
The meeting was also attended by Deputy Director of Social Protection Lahore Ashraf Janjua, representatives of schools, civil society and NGOs.
Punjab’s director general of social protection, Mudasser Riaz Malik, decided that the denunciation campaign would be turned into an effective movement. âDrug users will be identified and then counseled; however, the names of the citizens will be kept secret, âsaid Malik. He said that in the first phase, the campaign was launched for students aged 14 to 22. Referring to the turmoil in society, he said drug addiction among young people begins with the inattention of parents. “Parents need to give their children time so that they do not harm,” noted the CEO.
During the meeting, DG Social Welfare also formed a working group which will design the campaign and formulate a strategy for the preparation of the helpline. On this occasion, the anti-drug consultant Zulfiqar Hussain said that focal points had been appointed for anti-drug awareness in all educational establishments. In addition to the focal points, training of agents and staff was also carried out. “Focal people will play a key role in the whistleblower campaign,” he hoped.
IG Visits Central Police Office: The Central Police Office is the provincial police headquarters in Punjab, which will become a state-of-the-art office.
This was what the Punjab IG said during a surprise visit to the canteen, dispensary, library and other branches of the central police office here on Tuesday. He inspected the renovation and beautification of the main building, the archiving of records and other official matters. He led the process of completing the digital archiving of all official records. He reviewed all the development work in progress on the different floors of the central police office and asked to complete the remaining work on time.