Directorate of Student Societies at the University of Chitral organized a drug awareness seminar with the theme of “Drug use among youth, its impact, and prevention” in collaboration with District Youth Office Chitral and District Administration. The Chief Guest of the program was the Vice Chancellor University of Chitral Prof. Dr. Zahir Shah. Deputy Commissioner Lower Chitral Mr. Muhammad Ali and District Police Officer Chitral Lower Mr. Akram Ullah also participated in the program as Guest speakers.

    The program started with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran. The director of student societies Mr. Zahoor Ul Haq Danish welcomed the guests. Psychologist Miss Haleema Sulaiman carried out a detailed presentation about the use of drugs among youth, their consequences, and remedies.

    The Deputy Commissioner Lower Chitral discussed the impact of drugs on youths in Chitral. He suggested that the youth of Chitral should engage themselves in healthy activities. He said that lack of extracurricular activities is the main cause of the increasing use of drugs among youths.

    The District Police Officer Lower Chitral Mr. Akram Ullah urged the students to focus on their studies and refrain from drugs. He said that the students should use their willpower to control themselves and abstain from the usage of drugs. He also suggested using social media positively.

    District Khateeb Lower Chitral said that Islam has prohibited the use of drugs. Selling and use of drugs in Islam are strictly prohibited.

    The Chief Guest of the program the Vice Chancellor University of Chitral said that the students should not confine themselves to mobile phones and social media. They should focus on research to find out solutions to the excessive use of drugs in society.

    At the end of the program, the Vice Chancellor presented shields and souvenirs to the guest speakers.