Rehabilitate Drug Addicts

I was reading this story in the Daily Times today. Now this sounds like a great idea. I hope it is successful to some degree.

The Punjab Auqaf Department and the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) will launch a campaign to rehabilitate drug addicts at shrines in Lahore, and the campaign’s scope will later be extended to the whole provinces.

The Auqaf Department will ask police not to register cases against homeless addicts at shrines because the campaign will be aimed at rehabilitating such people through medical treatment instead of implicating them in police cases.

Punjab Auqaf Minister Sahabzada Saeedul Hassan told Daily Times that ANF Director General Idrees Babar and he had decided in a meeting to launch the campaign, which would pay special attention to shrines and mosques administered by the department.

Read the rest of the story at: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=200686\story_6-8-2006_pg13_6

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