All stakeholders should work together to eradicate drugs in the society: Haleem Shaikh

Karachi, January 30, 2018 (PPI-OT):Secretary Excise and Taxation and Narcotics Abdul Haleem Shaikh has said that unless all stakeholders including parents, teachers students and government departments work together to eradicate drugs in the society, we cannot achieve our targets. This he said as a chief guest here in a inter schools tableau competition at National Museum Karachi on Tuesday organised by ET and NC Department Sindh.

He said that the role of new generation was very important in creating awareness against drugs and he also appreciated the performance and hard work of the teachers and the students who participated in tableau competition .On this occasion while addressing the gathering Director General Excise and Taxation Narcotics Control Shoaib Ahmed Siddiqui said that the drugs not only destroyed the families but it was also harmful to the society as a whole.

‘It is very essential to create awareness against drugs and we all have to work to get the noble cause’, he added. Shoaib Siddiqui told that Excise Department Sindh collects seven different taxes and during last fiscal year it collected Rs. 53 billion in term of various taxes and for current financial year the target is Rs. 62 billion and hopefully we will get our target before the year ends.

Civil Aviation Authority School got first position, Little Angel School got second while Customs School got third position in the competition. Aftab Alam and Basur Ahmed Siddiqui performed as judges andKhurrum Jamal was the compere of the program. ANF Bridger Noor ul Hasan also attended the program as a special guest and encouraged the participants. In the end the winners were distributed the prizes and guests were presented shields as well.

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