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The Punjab authorities has determined to determine mannequin rehabilitation centres in main cities for drug addicts and issued directions to all of the divisional commissioners on this regard.

Punjab Chief Secretary Zahid Akhtar Zaman issued the instruction on this regard in a gathering on Saturday.

He directed {that a} administration mannequin be developed to run these centres and all of the related departments together with Social Welfare, Training and Well being ought to work collectively for this function. The assembly additionally reviewed measures to forestall drug use in instructional establishments.

The Chief Secretary ordered the officers to proceed the work of well being profiling of scholars in instructional establishments and devise an motion plan with the assistance of the obtained knowledge.

He stated there was a necessity to extend consciousness in regards to the harms of medication, including that Imams of mosques and elders of the realm may play an necessary function on this rely.

He additionally issued directions to the Excise Division to boost coordination with the Anti-Narcotics Power (ANF) for crackdown on drug mafia. Extra Chief Secretary (Dwelling), administrative secretaries of related departments together with schooling, well being, excise, social welfare, the Director ANF and officers involved attended the assembly. All of the Divisional Commissioners participated by way of video hyperlink.

Printed in The Specific Tribune, March 19th, 2023.

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