The Sindh Madressatul Islam University (SMIU) and Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) jointly organized a guest lecture for students of the university on the subject of “Campaign Against Drug Use in Educational Institutions of Karachi” on Wednesday at the auditorium of SMIU.

Major General Muhammad Aneeq Ur Rehman Malik HI (M), Director General ANF, was the guest speaker. He was accompanied by Brigadier Vaqar Haider Rizvi, Force Commander ANF and Col Anwar Hussain, Director Officers Training School ANF.

Addressing the students of SMIU Major General Muhammad Aneeq Ur Rehman Malik said that youth must be stay away from drugs, which is an addiction that destroys one’s personal and professional life. He emphasized that the text about drug awareness for students should be included in the curriculum at school, college and university level.

Maj Gen Muhammad Aneeq Ur Rehman Malik also advised the students to choose their friends and circles very wisely and carefully when they enter in a university because in this age young people are lured to drugs. He also discussed the types of drugs, their effects on mind and body of a person and preventive measures to curb this menace.

Talking about the Sindh Madressatul Islam University he said he feels honour to be here at the Alma-Mater of Father of the Nation-Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. “I have very much expectations from SMIU that it will produce more leaders following its past tradition, when it had produced leaders like the Founder of Pakistan Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah,” Major General Muhammad Aneeq Ur Rehman Malik said.

Dr Mujeeb Sahrai, Vice-Chancellor SMIU said that ANF authorities have shared their important views about drug usage by students in universities of Karachi city, therefore the students must be alert about it. He said we have many energy sectors in the country but most importantly, since the last decade Pakistan has huge energy of youth, which is 65% of total population of the country, so we should take care of this energy and utilize them for development of Pakistan. He urged upon parents and teachers that they should keep eyes on their children like ANF as they could stay away from drug usage.

On this occasion Major General Muhammad Aneeq Ur Rehman Malik and Vice-Chancellor SMIU Dr Mujeeb Sahrai exchanged souvenirs and distributed badges among students of SMIU who became ANF Ambassadors. Earlier, Director Directorate of Students Affairs and Counselling Dr Asif Ali Wagan presented welcome address.

Prior to it, the honorable guest had visited the Jinnah Museum of SMIU where he took keen interest in the relics of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and other alumni of SMIU.

The lecture program was attended by deans, chairpersons, faculty and staff members, registrar, principal officers and students of SMIU.

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