LANDI KOTAL: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf(PTI) youth wing Wednesday organized an awareness walk against drug abuse in Landikotal tehsil, Khyber tribal district.
The participants were holding placards and banners inscribed with slogans against drug abuse. The walk started from the tehsil headquarters hospital and ended at the front of the Landikotal press club.
Assistant Commissioner (AC)of Landikotal, Mohammad Imran; tehsildar, Shakeel Barqi and president of Anti Narcotics Association Khyber districts, Salman Khan, a score of PTI youths took part in the event.
While addressing the participants after the walk, AC Imran said that narcotics were death and they should avoid youngsters from destruction.
Expressing his concerns over the situation he said their youths were the main target of the elements who were promoting the curse in society. He said no one would provide concession who caught red-handed to make their youth drug addict.
Mohammad Iran said that they would keep the war continue against narcotics damaging society.
Other participants also spoke on the occasion. The speakers stressed to the youth to keep away from any kind of unhealthy activities including drug abuse.
They said the main aim of the walk was to raise awareness among youth about narcotics and the damages of drug addiction to their health, wealth, family and to the whole of society.
They asked the government to take the required measures against those who were involved in destroying their youths via narcotics.
Later, the president of the Anti-narcotics Association Khyber district, Salman Khan and PTI Landikotal activist, Jafar Khan Shinwari along visited Landikotal Press Club.
Talking to the media Salman said that to engage youth in healthy activities, they had organized sports events in past and would continue their efforts to keep students and youths from the curse. They would organize awareness seminars on drug abuse, Salman added.