Dhuwaan (Smoke)

Anti-Drugs Awareness

Dhuwaan (Smoke)

The campaign, which aims to create awareness among young men and women about the effects of drugs on health, was continued for a week. Thespianz performers have been made stops at various landmarks across Karachi. Thespianz performers used their breath-taking dance moves and melodious beats to entertain a small crowd that had gathered outside Floating Ship along the beach. The dance performance and the play were part of the inauguration ceremony of Anti-Drugs Theatre Awareness Campaign of Thespianz and Anti-Narcotics Force-Sindh. The performers of ‘Dhuwaan’ tried to show the troubles that emerge from drugs’ addiction. The play showed how people of every age and gender could become addicted to drugs and how the drugs ruin their socio-economic life. The play showed the lives of drug addicts as they lie on roadsides, their domestic lives in which they fight with their wives and children, as an addicted father was unable to do any job to make money. It also shed light on the lives of the elite class of drug addicts and those who take drugs during their university days. Comedian and host, Faisal Qazi, vowed to quit smoking at the occasion and threw away his cigarette packet. “Drug addiction is more common among youth, they take anti-sleeping pills to stay awake all night to chat with their friends and then they sleep during classes,” pointed out Faisal Malik, the president of Thespianz. “Drugs, Aids, and alcohol are challenges for our young generation and we need to educate them on these issues,” said Goethe-Institute director Dr. Manuel Negwer, who is one of the campaign partners. “Theater can play a good role in creating awareness.”

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