FM-93 Radio Pakistan Chitral has been shut down for unknown
reasons. The Radio went on air on 10th September 2016 for the last
time. On enquiry it is stated that Pakistan Broadcasting
Corporation has closed the Chitral station on the order of the PML
(N) high ups. It is worth mentioning here that PML (N) leadership
had closed Chitrali Journal Jamhoore Islam in 1992. The Government
had closed Chitral radio station in May 2014. Later it was
re-opened on the recommendation of the former GOC Malakand Major
General Nadir Khan in August 2015.
In view of the strategic significance of 14850 sq. km area having
600 km common border with Afghanistan, it is again brought to the
notice of the Corp Commander 11 Corp and GOC Malakand to push the
federal government for re-opening of FM-93 Radio Pakistan Chitral.
Dr. Inayatullah faizi
Drug abuse in a society
Drug abuse is not the innovation of the new, modern society. It has
been found that drugs were used even in some primitive tribal
communities as a part of their rituals hundreds of years ago. It is
due to many factors, including your social environment and your
emotional health. But today, people more than ever resort to this
means of escape from reality. They have various reasons for doing
that. It may be just curiosity, lack of confidence, desire to join
the groups and to imitate others.
In my opinion people who take drugs are unsatisfied in many ways.
They are usually victims of various kinds of misfortune. They
consume drugs to cope with problems or to avoid feeling bad. The
number of people who need a way out of their personal problems
grows and so does the number of people who turn to drugs. Those who
suffer from a mental health disorder such as depression, anxiety or
biopolar disorder are particularly at risk, because drugs may be
used to self-medicate. People may be more likely to abuse drugs or
become dependent if they have easy access to drugs. Those at risk
for developing drug abuse also include people who have low
self-esteem, people who have problems with relationships and people
who live a stressful lifestyle.
Apart from its fatal effects on health, drug-addiction may have a
lot of other bad social consequences. Drug-addicts are prepared to
do anything to get hold of drugs when in crisis. That`s why the
great number of them is involved in many criminal offenses. Drug
abuse interferes with work, friendship, hobbies and other aspects
of your life. Drug abuse destroys lives. It is a known fact that
having a drug addict in a family can ruin what was once a loving
family. Addiction to drugs will always be present unless something
is done about it in a positive way.