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

The Express Tribune: October 19, 2014


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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