GCU organizes a seminar to mark the international day against drug abuse

Lahore Government Collage University (GCU) celebrated the “International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking” on Saturday and held an awareness seminar to stimulate a sense of responsibility and understanding among students

LAHORE, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – June 26, 2021): Government Collage University (GCU) Lahore on Saturday marked the “International Day Against Drug Abuse and Trafficking” and held an awareness seminar for stimulate a sense of responsibility and understanding among students.

Teacher. Dr. Shakil Malik, Neuropsychatrist, Sussex University UK, Senator Dr. Zarqa Taimoor Suharwardey, MPAs Talath Fatima Naqvi, Zainab Umair, and GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi attended the session while the Commander of the Anti-Narcotics Force Regional Direction Punjab Brig. Rashid Minhas was the main guest of the ceremony.

All the speakers stressed that the prevention of drug abuse was crucial for the sustainability and development of the country. Crime, assault, mental, moral and physical illnesses, productivity and state governance were directly related to the number of drug addicts. The importance of combating drug abuse cannot be overstated.

Commander of the Anti-Narcotics Force Brig. Rashid Minhas stressed the importance of observation and reiterated that it is the individual and collective responsibility of everyone to join the Anti-Narcotics Force to eliminate this evil from society.

Senator Dr Zarqa Taimur Suharwardy said that the problem of drug addiction begins at home. “So we have to uproot the problem from its initial stages.” AMP Talath Fatima Naqvi and AMP Zainab Umair said the threat of drug addiction was dangerous.

GCU VC Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi said that with the legacy of leadership in mind, GCU took on the challenge of making its campus drug-free and launched its program with the slogan “Drug Abuse Prevention Not By sermons but by science ”. He said that an elaborate prevention program will be deployed, incorporating the latest scientific technologies used in centers of excellence in the West.

The program aimed at primary prevention of drug abuse by developing psychosocial resilience and a set of leadership skills in students needed to deal with the stresses and strains of contemporary society.

Dr Asghar Zaidi and other guests appreciated the efforts of the Punjab Anti-Narcotics Force to combat the reduction in the supply of and demand for illicit narcotics nationwide.

The ceremony ended with an awareness walk led by Prof. Dr. Asghar Zaidi and the Brigadier. Rachid Minhas.

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