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Scouts hold Tobacco Control awareness walk in Karachi

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Sindh Boy Scouts Association in collaboration with Tobacco Control Directorate Ministry of NHSR&C organized an awareness walk to aware masses about the hazards of tobacco use.

Before the start of walk Flag hoisting ceremony was held during the assembly of Scouts, Dr. Minhaj us Siraj with Akhtar Mir Secretary Sindh Boy Scouts Association hoisted the National Flag.

Whereas, Dr. Minhaj Us Siraj Project Director and Muhammad Aftab Project Manager of Tobacco Control Ministry of NHSR&C briefed scouts about the tobacco control laws, best practices of Tobacco Control laws enforcement in more than 5 districts of Pakistan and also shared the plan that how scouts could play its role to aware public regarding tobacco control.

Scouts holding play cards and banners chanted slogans to save the lives of future generation from the use of tobacco, Different messages of Tobacco Control written on posters of scouts which they were holding during the awareness walk.

The awareness walk comprises of more than 300 scouts from all over Pakistan started from Gulistan e Scouts Training Center and ended at Maskan Chowrangi, where the scouts divided into groups and later went to different departments of Karachi University to aware students about the dangers of Tobacco Use and shared the message of Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations & Coordination (NHSR&C) “Protect the lives of young Generation”.

Moreover, Dr. Minhaj us Siraj along with Dr. Syed Zafar Controller Examinations of Karachi University, Mr. Khursheed including numbers of Sindh Boy Scouts Officials inaugurated Smoke free plate at Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of University of Karachi, after which University of Karachi has declared as a smoke free zone and it was decided that Sindh Boy Scouts would monitor the violation of Tobacco Control.

At last Dr. Minhaj thanked to Secretary Sindh Boy Scouts Akhtar Mir for engaging scouts to spread the message of tobacco control and organizing this awareness walk۔

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