Say no to drugs

Driving by the gulf shopping mall today, i heard really loud music being played. My first thought was some wiseguy with a brand new sound system in his car showing off and getting gals to notice him. What shook that thought was that it was one of those classic milli nagma type song being played.. now no guy would put that on if they’ve put in a new sound system, so i just had to turn and check out what was making the commotion. And heres what i saw
A truck (shezore) passed by.. with two large speakers and three people on its back was passing by and it was covered in banners reading “Say no to drugs” “Drugs, the silent killer” etc. These messages were sponsored by the Sindh Anti Narcotics force. They even had a big stall just across gulf with more blaring music and signage. My mobile battery had run low, otherwise i wouldve have had a photograph up here too.

Its good to see that some sort of an awareness campaign being run by a Govt. organization.. especially in this area of Clifton (should continue on to defence too) where recreational drug usage (chars, heroine, extacy and alcohol) is steadily gaining.

7 Comments so far

  1. Jamash (unregistered) on June 21st, 2006 @ 12:09 am

    Why does our government always use most ineffective and enjoying methods for campaigns like this. It should have a title ” Say no to drugs with sound pollution”. I think it would have been more effective to hold seminars at all the schools and collages and educational institutions with brochures and all. But at least they are doing something.

    BTW a few days back I saw a motorbike with a man sitting on the back seat with a big gun like device emitting a lot of smoke, Reportedly they were trying to exterminate mosquitoes and flies, but I am sure it didn’t work at all because we still have the same number of flies and mosquitoes. Ohh.. I got a title for this too “Air Pollution for killing bugs “.

  2. Extiinct (unregistered) on June 21st, 2006 @ 12:49 am

    Personally I believe some awarness campaign in any form is better than none. And even though the campaign ANF has started has no imagination, they still should be given credit for starting an awareness campaign in the first place.

    If only these campaigns would last long enough. Maybe it’d make a difference

  3. V (unregistered) on June 21st, 2006 @ 3:24 am

    I disagree that any awareness is better than nothing. Negative and annoying awareness campaigns are, more often than not, annoying and unmemorable.

    Ive been in advertising and design for a large part of my adult life and I have seen way too many campaigns fall flat on their faces to justify any rational return on investment.

  4. Kumail (unregistered) on June 21st, 2006 @ 4:01 am

    I wonder how many users of “recreational drugs” would be around gulf mall to witness and be influenced by the activity.On a secondary note, maybe education about the effects of drugs is a better approach then simply singing and dancing in the city streets about it.

  5. Shady (unregistered) on June 21st, 2006 @ 9:37 am

    I seriously think hash should be made legal. Everyone smokes it anyway, and if the goverment took over on distributing it to us instead of the shady pathaans we get it from, we’d be a first world country in 10 years.

    Heroin should be destroyed.

    And mushrooms cultivated.

    Seriously though, charas should be legal.

  6. turab (unregistered) on June 21st, 2006 @ 10:08 pm

    the effort sure does count!

    but they should make the campaing more in your face and graphic? so people actually get scared, disgusted and etc

  7. Sheza (unregistered) on June 22nd, 2006 @ 1:21 am

    Trust the gov’t to put up the campaign in clifton – one of, if not, the least affected area! Goes back to proove how much the govt really cares!!

Terms of use | Privacy Policy | Content: Creative Commons | Site and Design © 2009 | Metroblogging ® and Metblogs ® are registered trademarks of Bode Media, Inc.