A Chitrali, Fighting for a Drug Free World
Almighty Allah has blessed Chitral youth with ample talented.
Chitrali students have shown their worth in almost every field of
study. Chitrali professionals have brought laurels in fields
including, science and technology, management, business, education,
administration and so on. Recently a young Chitrali social
scientist, Ahmad Shah, was invited as a ‘resource person’ in the
8th Asian Youth Congress, being held in Thimphu, Buthan (Sept.18-23)
in collaboration with US State Department and Colombo Plan. Colombo
Plan has been an agile entity that strives to engage youth in
helping ‘drug demand reduction’ in their respective societies.
Ahmad Shah comes from a small village called
Rabat in Arkarli valley. He has completed graduation in Developing
Studies from COMSATS. Since people in his area suffer from drug
addiction he conducted a research regarding drug abuse in the
region. His research work and dissertation got distinction. He has
participated in more than a dozen national and international
conferences and seminars regarding his topic of interest.
List of events he participated is as follow:
8th Asian Youth Congress in Thimphu, Buthan, (Sept. 18-23), as
10 Young Leaders conference 1-6 July 2011 Karachi, Pakistan,
Young Mobilize in 3rd Pakistan Youth Congress organized
Drug Free Foundation with the Collaboration of Colombo Plan 3-6
3 Days Training workshop on “Drug Abuse Prevention” 29th to 31st
December 2010 Karachi, Pakistan,
Represented Govt. of Pakistan in 3rd Grade Anatolian World Culture
in Youth Meeting 2010 held in Ankara, Turkey in May 2010,
1st Afghan Youth Congress 4-8 April 2010 organized by Colombo Plan
Drug Advisory Program and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Anti
Narcotic Department Kabul, Afghanistan.
2nd Pakistan Youth Congress 2-4 March 2010,
organized by Drug Free Pakistan Foundation in collaboration with
Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Program, 6th Asia Youth Conference, 4-7
August 2008, organized by the Colombo Plan Drug Advisory Programme
in collaboration with National Narcotics Board (BNN) and Yayasan
Cinta Anak Bangsa (YCAB) in Bali, Indonesia.
Ahmad Shah aspires to work for a drug free
society in Chitral. For this purpose he wants to establish an
organization which he names as Drug Free Welfare Organization,
Fighting the drug abuse is not only our
religious duty but also a moral obligation. In order to build a
safer tomorrow, efforts of individuals like Ahmad Shah should be
encouraged and admired.