ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi has underlined the need for developing a national communication strategy to create awareness among people about drug abuse and mental health.
While chairing a meeting on drug abuse and mental health at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Wednesday, the president said that priority should be given to the eradication of drugs from society so as to save our young generation from this menace.
The meeting was attended by the Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs Ms. Andleeb Abbas, MNA Ms. Sajida Zulfiqar Khan, and members of the Welfare Organizations.
The president was briefed about the prevalence of drugs in Pakistan which posed threat to the physical and mental health of youth, particularly the students of Colleges and Universities.
In order to cope with the challenge of drug abuse in the Country, the president emphasized the need for crafting a basic framework with the help of volunteers, teachers, parents, and other relevant stakeholders.
President Arif Alvi said that media and educational institutions could play a vital role in creating awareness regarding drug abuse and mental health by organizing seminars and debates.
The president highlighted that the role of society, particularly parents and teachers, was very important to discourage drug abuse among our youth.