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Govt establishes 4 MARTCs to provide free treatment to drug addicts ISLAMABAD: The Federal Government has set up four Model Addiction treatment and Rehabilitation Centres in various areas of the country for providing free treatment to drug addicts.Talking to APP on Monday, an official of the Interior Ministry said that a 45 bedded MATR Centre was established at Lehtrar Islamabad. The centre has the capacity to treat 360 drug addicts.A 55 bedded MART Centre having capacity to treat to 440 drug addicts per year is situated at Kalri (Lyari), Karachi. The centre is working with a capacity to provide free of cost medical treatment and rehabilitation, he said.Replying to question, he said a 10 bedded detoxification ward has been set up in Adiala Jail Hospital at Rawalpindi under the supervision of MART Centre Islamabad to provide detoxification facility to drug addict.He said a 45 bedded MART Centre was established in Quetta. This centre is providing free of cost medical treatment and ...

Christmas arrangements on peak in Federal Capital ISLAMABAD: The Christian community in the Federal Capital is all set to commemorate Christmas Day on Dececember 25, with zeal and fervour.Christians, across the country, are giving final touches to their programmes and parties to celebrate the day with their loved ones.Confectioners make special Christmas cakes with greeting texts and decoration pieces that people gift each other to show their love and care.Some persons are also busy in composing songs for functions in connection with ...
ANF recovers 3.45 tons drugs worth of Rs3780mn ISLAMABAD: Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) has recovered 3.45 tons drugs worth of Rs 3780 million in international market.ANF conducted various operation at Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Attock, Jhelum, Karachi and Qilla Abdullah, said a press release.During operations, ANF recovered 3.391 tons charas and 58.5 kg heroin, while arrested 6 offenders involved in drug smuggling including a Nigerian National and seized 3 vehicles. Most of the recovered drugs were destined abroad.All cases have been registered at ANF Police ...
Outlaw killed in police encounter TANK: An alleged outlaw was killed during a shootout with police at village Gara Shahbaz in the outskirt of Tank City.District Police Officer, Tank Kifayatullah Wazir told reporters on Monday that Station House Officer Tank was on routine patrolling on Tank-DI Khan Road when a notorious ringleader of dacoits, Gulzar allegedly started firing on police party that was responded by police.During an exchange of firing, Gulzar was killed. The outlaw was wanted to police in ...
27 profiteers fined, five sent to jail KARACHI: The divisional and district administration Karachi has challaned 27 shopkeepers and fine of Rs.32,000/- were imposed while five shopkeepers were arrested for continuous profiteering. According to a statement issued here on Monday, during crackdown, the administration fined seven milk sellers, five vegetables sellers, two food items grocers, six fruits sellers, six chicken sellers and a meat vendor. The action against profiteers were taken in the areas including Aram Bagh, Civil Line, Ferozabad, Jamshed Quarters, ...
No disruption in Thar relief works MITHI: Deputy Commissioner Tharparkar Muhammad Asif Jameel has clarified that relief activities are continuing in drought-hit areas of the Tharparkar district.He described a report appeared in a section of media about relief works' disruption as baseless, said a statement issued here on Sunday.He said that besides wheat distribution, blankets, mosquito nets, dates, drinking water bottles and milk packets for children are being distributed among the drought affected people.Asif Jameel said, in the fourth round of ...
Land grabbing not to be allowed: Altaf Hussain KARACHI: Muttahida Qaumi Movement chief Altaf Hussain has said that land grabbing and nepotism will be dealt strongly and there is no place for elements indulging in it in the party.He said those who are using his party's name for personal gain must correct themselves or else all parliamentarians of MQM will have to tender their resignations to the party.This he said while speaking to Sectors, Units in-charges through telephonic communication from London at Khursheed ...


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