Philanthropists, NGOs rendering commendable services: Ashfaq
SALIM AHMED LAHORE—Provincial Minister for Labour & Human Resource Raja Ashfaq Sarwar has said that philanthropists and NGOs are rendering commendable services for treatment and rehabilitation of persons suffering from depression, tension, anxiety and other social problems.
He said that there is a need to benefit from books on therapy and alternate treatment for controlling depression and anxiety.
He expressed these views while addressing as chief guest the launching ceremony of the book ‘Healing Journey through Alternative Therapies for Stress, Anxiety and Depression’. Chairperson Punjab Commission for Women Fouzia Waqar, MPA Saira Iftikhar, Sardar Ramesh Singh Arora and other assem- bly members, NGOs, civil society besides a large number of philanthropists attended the ceremony.
Raja Ashfaq Sarwar said that a large number of people are suffering from stress, anxiety and depression due to different reasons and the book of Dr. Alia Aftab will prove helpful for their guidance.
He said that philanthropists and other members of society will have to render services for destitute and poor segments by rising above political, personal and group interests.
Chairperson Punjab Commission for Women, Fouzia Waqar termed the book as very important in treatment of stress, anxiety and depression and stressed the need to set up more institutions for the treatment of mental diseases in the province.