The Fix: How a drug rehabilitation centre in Quetta is tackling addiction

The Express Tribune: October 19, 2014

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A whiteboard in the reception of the Milo Shaheed Welfare Trust in Quetta, Balochistan, is testament to the centre’s success in treating drug users. Every day, it is updated with the total number of under-treatment patients and includes Pashtuns, Hazaras, Baloch, Punjabis, Sindhis, Kashmiris, Hindus and Christians. Afghans and Iranis cross the border into Pakistan as word-of-mouth about the treatment offered at MST travels. The board is placed under calligraphic text that reads, ‘Allah will provide for you’

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Author: Sanam Maher

Karachi-based journalist and author My work has appeared in Al Jazeera, The Caravan Magazine, Buzzfeed, Scroll, Women in the World, British Film Institute’s Sight & Sound, Boat magazine, The Express Tribune, Herald, Daily Times, The Friday Times and Newsweek Pakistan. My first book, The Sensational Life & Death of Qandeel Baloch is out in South Asia now, and the UK in 2019. You can find me on Twitter @SanamMKhi Or follow me on Instagram @topbastard

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