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GCU LAHORE-RFS ORGANIZES WALK AND HOLDS SEMINAR AGAINST DRUG ADDICTION

Alcohol is the mother all evils and it ultimately leads to drug addiction among youth, especially in Pakistan, it was stated by the speakers while addressing one-day awareness seminar and walk at the GC University Lahore against the increasing trends of drug addiction among Pakistani youth. About 700 students from various departments of the university participated in the walk and seminar organized by Ravian Forensic Society (RFS) in collaboration with the Drug Free City Lahore.

GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khlaeeq-ur-Rahman and Drug Free City Lahore Project Director Altaf Qamar were the chief guest of the occasion. Addressing the seminar, the Project Director said there are nine million drug addicts in Pakistan, out of which two million are in the age 15 to 25. He said that drug addiction is also rapidly increasing among women and there more 200,000 female drug addicts in the country.  He said that signs of drug addiction include loneliness, change in eyes and skin color and aggressive behaviors and it is the responsibility of parents that they should keep check on the activities of their children. He said healthy activities like sports and debates play a great role in refraining students from drug addiction.

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