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Ministry of Narcotics Control arranged 3 days training workshop

Islamabad: Ministry of Narcotics Control arranged 3 days training workshop for treatment staff from government and CSOs on women drug treatment. The basic purpose of this training programme is to empower women to fight drug addiction successfully without violating religious values.

Director General Planning and Monitoring Unit, Ministry of Narcotics Control, Muhammad Shahid informed that women drug addiction in our country has increased alarmingly. He also informed that 47% of women drugs addicts have acquired either college or University education and 21% of them have either primary or Matric education.

The major drug which is under use is charas and its rate of addiction is 47%. Answering the question how drugs are provided to female addicts, he said 43% drugs addicts’ gets drugs from friends and 15.6% from neighbours. Telling this reasons of women drug addiction, he said that highest percentage was for pleasure and it is followed by stress related emotional physical pain, domestic violence and forced by husbands.

Secretary Narcotics Control, Sohail Ahmad addressed the gathering that Pakistan is victims of drugs due to its proximity with world’s largest producer of drugs. He further said that although Pakistan succeeds to seize huge amount of drugs every years and international community acknowledges and appreciates our achievements in this regard, yet a significant amount of drugs is being used in our country.

He said that Ministry of Narcotics Control is arranging such programme to sensitize masses not to use drugs. He also emphasized the participant not to treat women as culprit, rather sympathetic attitude should be adopted and they should be treated with great care.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326
Email: piopid@gmail.com

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