PESHAWAR, Sep 15 (APP): The phase-II of the clean Peshawar campaign against the use of narcotics and drugs would formally commence on Friday under which drug addicts laying in streets, flyovers and road areas would be shifted to rehabilitation centers.

The spokesman of the social welfare department told APP on Thursday that about 600 drug and narcotics addicts would be shifted to rehabilitation centres for four months of treatment. The number of rehabilitation centers has been increased from five to six and the treatment process from three months to four months, he added.

Following the successful completion of its first phase, he said the services of top hospitals including Agha Khan and Shaukat Khanum memorial cancer Hospital besides psychiatrists and psychologists were hired for different diagnostic tests and treatment.

He said all arrangements were completed for the treatment of additional 600 addicts for whom special uniforms were prepared.

Besides police, the district administration and officers of the concerned departments would start shifting addicts from roads, flyovers, streets, and other places to these rehabilitation centers from Friday.

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