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Prizes awarded to best essay writers

KARACHI: Foundation for a Drug Free World, an International non profit organisation, recently launched International Essay Competition in which, more than 1200 individuals and 900 institutions participated from all over Pakistan. The winners were given cash prizes, awards and International Certificates recently during a Citation, held in a local hotel.

The first position was bagged by Sadaf Nawaz of Garrison College for Women, Lahore; Second by Syeda Alvina Mehak of Aga Khan Higher School, Chitral; Third by Hajira Ijaz by Zafar Shaheed Army Public School Malakand; Fourth by Lujane Vaqar Paggawa1a of The International School, Karachi; Fifth by Tehreem Azhar by Garrison Army School, Peshawar and Sixth by Azhar Nooruddin Pradhan of Beacon House School, Karachi.

On this occasion, Pakistan Coordinator, Munir Moosa Sewani said that Foundation for a Drug Free World has taken the responsibility to educate youth about the hazardous consequences of drugs. He said that around 7 million people are engaged in drug addiction in Pakistan and that drugs are now very common among students in the form of cigarette, sheesha and beetle nuts.

There is no such law to ban drugs in public places, transportation and parks. Pascal Cottier, Judy Shervill and Tom Pacquitte said that the issue of drug abuse has been raised by Foundation for a Drug Free World in Pakistan from a grass root level because children are prone to drugs.

They further explored that productivity and competitiveness of youth can be enhanced through such activities. Later, the selected essays were sent to President of Pakistan at Aiwan-e-Sadar by Pakistan Coordinator, Munir Moosa Sewani.
Source: The Nation
Date:2/25/2010