Establishment of Detoxification &
Rehabilitation Centre at Peshawar
on Emergency basis.
Since the inception of the new Government, Minister for Social Welfare, NWFP has shown great concern over the ever increasing problem of drug addiction partially in the Provincial capital Peshawar .
In this connection on 20-5-2003 , Social Welfare Department launched a crash programme of 30 beds detoxification and rehabilitation center for drug addicts on emergency basis out of the available funds of Provincial Social Welfare Council (PSWC) center on emergency basis at Govt. Institute for Blinds (M), Peshawar to overcome the problem. This center is running very successfully so far and it is now shifted to the Old Directorate of Social Welfare building located at Eid Gah Road .
Apart from above mentioned centres, there are six more centres one each at Swat, Dir Lower, Kohat, D.I.Khan, Haripur & Nowshehra are providing valuable services in rehabilitating drug addicts and returning them back to the society making them an active part of the economic / social machinery.
During 2003-04, more then 360 drug addicts have rehabilitated in this centers.