The two-day family gala at F-9 Park organised by Islamabad Traffic Police was the first mega social event which remained tobacco-smoke free throughout.
The success was a result of the joint efforts of district administration, Islamabad Traffic Police, Capital Administration and Development Division and other law enforcement agencies of the capital.
Awareness messages for tobacco control laws were displayed on all the 120 stalls at the event.
The district administration Thursday had imposed the condition that social events in Islamabad would be tobacco-smoke free in line with the Prohibition of Smoking and Protection of Non-Smokers Health Ordinance 2002.
Secretary of CADD Faridullah Khan appreciated the organisers for keeping the event tobacco smoke-free. He remarked that the fire and rescue department shall strengthen its infrastructure and equipment to simultaneously cater for any eventuality with multiple disasters. He went around the stalls and was keenly interested in the articles and paintings made by children with disabilities. He assured his support for the welfare and integration of these children.
The gala was attended by a large number of people from different walks of life; they enjoyed interacting with Islamabad Traffic Police under the command of Ilyas Hashmi, SP Traffic. The officials the engaged general public in informative and entertainment activities throughout the day.
Earlier, the chief commissioner of Islamabad and IG police Khalid Khattak went around the stalls and highlighted the citizen-friendly and helping attitude of the police department. Ilyas Hashmi later presented shields were to major partners of the gala.