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CM Buzdar inaugurates addiction treatment center

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Monday inaugurated the 100-bed addiction treatment and rehabilitation center at Punjab Institute of Mental Health.

According to a statement released from his office, CM Usman Buzdar visited different sections including the gymnasium and inquired after the addicts.

Usman Buzdar also planted a sapling and prayed for the success of trees plantation campaign. Talking on the occasion, he said that addicts deserve sympathies, instead of hatred, as their presence is no less than a social tragedy.

He said, “The whole family is suffered due to the presence of an addict and it is the responsibility of the state to help such hapless people.”

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 He said that the PTI government strongly believes in the philosophy of a welfare state instead of ruling the people and added that Punjab government had established a specialized institution to bring the addicts towards life.

Usman Buzdar said that a state-of-the-art hospital had been established with an amount of Rs240 million to treat the people suffering from narcotics. Quality healthcare facility would be available to the patients in this hospital, he said.

Responding to a question, the Chief Minister said that a taskforce had been set up for running the hospital and eradication of narcotics.



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