Today a seminar was held at Mandi, Poonch on the topic ” Rise of drug abuse among Youth of Pir Panjal. It was held on the direction of M. Raju, IAS Excise commissioner and Deputy Excise commissioner Executive S.Amarjeet Singh KAS. Excise Department in association with Youth Association for service of humanity and nation organised seminar in order to create awareness among youth of area. As drug abuse is spreading fast it’s tentacles in Pir Panjal area and in past few years many youth died due to drug abuse. Inspector Excise sub range Poonch Mohd Arif explained reason behind drug addiction and consequences including health hazard, risk involved and penal provisions under NDPS Act. Imtiaz Salaria president YASHN(NGO) appealed to civil society and parents and religious preacher in particular to come forward and create awareness regarding this menace and to uproot it from Pir Panjal. while speaking Commandant 137 BN BSF Gajraj Yadav, Prominent leader Taj Mir and Bar association president Poonch Advocate Zaman, Advocate Iftikar Bazmi also appealed to parents to keep a watch on their wards and their activities on daily basis. Prominent speaker and announcer Pardeep Khana,Varinder Singh Pawar ETO Rajouri Poonch, SHO Mandi M Rukwal, Farooq Ahmed tanha, Mudasir bhukhari, Hamid Nabaaz, Dr Mohd Qayoom, Dr Mohd Abaas, Mohd Farooq Khan, Abrar Akhter, Imran Gani,Mohd Pervaiz, Ruksar Akhter, Sajaad Ahmed,