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World AIDS Day, 2011

World AIDS Day

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Held every year on 1st December, World AIDS Day is a date for people to think about and act upon the global HIV epidemic. HIV continues to have a devastating impact on millions of people around the world. Whilst this infection can be prevented, HIV transmission continues to occur. Although HIV can be treated, many people infected with HIV do not have access to life-saving drugs.


The theme for World AIDS Day 2011 is 'Getting to Zero'. After 30 years of the global fight against HIV/AIDS, this year the global community has committed to focusing on achieving 3 targets:
1- "Zero new HIV infections".  2- "Zero discrimination".  3- "Zero AIDS-related deaths". The red ribbon is an international symbol of AIDS awareness that is worn by people all year round and particularly around World AIDS Day to demonstrate care and concern about HIV and AIDS, and to remind others of the need for their support and commitment. The red ribbon started as a "grass roots"…

CCPO in search for a drug free Lahore

Lahore Drug Free City

LAHORE: Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore Muhammad Aslam Tareen launched the Lahore Drug Free City Project on Saturday, in his capacity as its chairman, by ordering an immediate crackdown on all drug peddlers throughout the city.

The CCPO said that those elements that spread drug addiction among the youth of the city were perpetrators of a heinous crime, due to which, not only an individual, but a whole family gets devastated.

He ordered the Lahore police to take strict legal steps against drug peddlers, during its special crackdown against them, so that Lahore could be made a drug free city. He warned that quick eradication of drug dens in the city should be ensured, otherwise six police teams, formulated by the CCPO, would raid any area of the city and take strict action against gangs involved in such heinous activities.

Aslam Tareen was presiding over the first high-level meeting of the Lahore Drug Free City Project on Saturday, in which Anti-Narcotics Force Deputy Director…

Seminar at F.C College University

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Seminar on Drug Abuse Prevention
1- General Information Date:                           2. 05.2011 Time:                          11:00 am to 01:40 pm Venue:                        Hall No. E-25, F. C. College University, Lahore Chief Guest:               Mr. Muhammad Altaf Qamar, Deputy Director General, ANF, Pakistan Guest Speakers:        Brig. Shahid Afzal, Force Commander, ANF, Punjab Mr. Khalid Dher, Advisor to Chairman Youth Parliament
2- Aims and Objectives:
    To introduce “Lahore Drug Free City Project”To discuss the Role of ANF in Drug Supply Reduction and Drug Demand ReductionTo carry out Drug Abuse Prevention ActivitiesTo create awareness on harmful effects of drugsTo convey a message to live a drug free life by facing the challenges of  life          To motivate  the Students to create massive awareness against drug abuse in the societyTo educate the students to work towards a drug free society
3- Organized By:
The seminar was organized by Aghaz-e-Nau in collaboration with Maj. (R…

Lahore Drug Free City

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A seminar was held at Workers Welfare Higher Secondary School, Nishtar Colony, Lahore on 28. 04.2011 from 11:00 am to 01:00 pm. The seminar was held with the following objectives: To introduce “Lahore Drug Free City Project”To discuss the Role of ANF in Drug Supply Reduction and Drug Demand ReductionTo discuss harmful effects of drugsTo educate parents and teachers on how to help youth stay away from drugs         To Motivate Students to create massive awareness against drug abuse in the society
The seminar was organized by Aghaz-e-Nau in collaboration with Maj. (R), Nadeem Abbas, Project Manager “Lahore Drug Free City”.
 Audience: ·Yong Students (Approximately 300) ·Parents  (300) ·Teachers  (40) ·Total: More than 60        Audience Response/Objectives achieved All the participants took interest and showed keen interest to learn more.One child volunteered to speak on drug addictionOne of the teachers volunteered to deliver a short speech on the causes of drug addictionOne of the mothers also…

Seminar at Gulberg College

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A seminar was held by Aghaz-e-Nau for the students of Government College for Women Gulberg, Lahore. The seminar was organized by Aghaz-e-Nau in collaboration with Anti Narcotics Force and Government College for Women, Gulberg with the following objectives:
To introduce “Lahore Drug Free City Project”To discuss the Role of ANF in Drug Supply/Drug Demand ReductionTo carry out Drug Abuse Prevention ActivitiesTo create awareness on harmful effects of drugsTo convey a message to the students to live a drug free life          To motivate Students to create massive awareness against drug abuse Target Audience: Yong Students  Faculty Members NGO Representatives Audience Response/Objectives achieved
A few students participated in drug abuse prevention activities with enthusiasm to convey the message to   their fellow members to turn Lahore into a drug free city.These students did their job successfully on a very short notice.All the students took an oath to turn Lahore into a drug free city.All the…