Thursday, October 20, 2016

Students in #Islamabad schools becoming drug addicts, Senate body told >>

Courtesy The News 20 Oct 2016

ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics Control on Wednesday declared war against drugs across Pakistan while expressing deep concern over reports of increased use of drugs by students in schools of Islamabad having rich family background.

A shocking report presented before the Senate committee revealed that up to 53 percent students of large private schools in Islamabad were addicted to drugs.

The report prepared by a non-government organisation (NGO) stated that 44 to 53 percent students of large private schools in the federal capital were addicted to various kinds of drugs. The addicts are either provided intoxicants by their fellows or teachers, which added to the astonishment of the committee members.

Dr Maria Sultan, Director General of South Asian Strategic Stability Institute (SASSI), attended the meeting as special invitee. “The average age of students in the private schools, in which nearly 44 to 53 percent of pupils are taking either artificial or hard drugs or were addicted to heroin, is in the age groups 12-16 and 16-19,” she said.

“Pupils use drugs during study hours, while they also include some students as young as eight-year-olds,” it said. “At some schools the intoxicants are available at canteens, while addicts also get them easily from street vendors.”

The shocking revelations left the members of the Senate committee appalled, who sought an inquiry report into the matter within 15 days. The committee also summoned the IG Islamabad and chief secretaries of the concerned  meeting, headed by the committee Chairman Abdul Rehman Malik, that drug test should be made mandatory in educational institutions to arrest trend of drug addiction in the youth. The committee suggested that mobile teams of Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) should visit schools. Malik said that many children from rich background were drug addicts.

"Hundreds of people die every day in the country due to drug-related complications. I declare war on drugs and appeal to the armed forces, the civil society, politicians and media to play their due role for welfare of those suffering from addiction and help save our coming generations," Malik said. He wanted that all television channels should devote 0.5 percent of air time to raise awareness on devastating affects caused of drug addiction.

Malik was of the view that drug business had a serious role in promoting terrorism. He said Afghanistan and India were involved in spreading drugs. He said alarming situation of drug addiction could not be tolerated anymore. The meeting was told that Afghanistan was the top drug-producing nation, but the United States and Europe had their eyes shut on this bitter reality. Moreover, he said, 40 percent of all drugs coming from Afghanistan routed through Pakistan onwards to other countries. 

The committee will lead a campaign against drugs, a walk against drugs will be held at Constitution Avenue and media and civil society and NGOs have been appealed to participate in campaign against drugs. "It is a time to take strong action against drug dealers across the country, agencies must identify black sheep among themselves who are abetting drugs smugglers and dealers,” he said.

“Drug is as much dangerous as much terrorism is and those dealing with drugs are no less bad than terrorists," he said and added that punishment must be increased and necessary legislation was need of the hour. Malik appreciated chief ministers of all four provinces and law enforcement agencies for maintaining peace during Muharram across the country. He said efforts and sacrifices of our security agencies are highly appreciable and much-admirable and will not go waste.

“Keeping in view the alarming situation of drug addiction, particularly among the students, the committee chairman declared war on drugs which was fully endorsed by the committee. He said Afghanistan on one hand is supplying death in shape of terrorism and on the other hand in collaboration with India it is involved in spreading of drugs. Expressing grave concerns over the supply of drugs in reputable educational institutions in the capital city, Rehman Malik said that strict action to be taken against those schools and owners where drugs are being supplied easily.

In this backdrop, the committee recommended that more strict measures be taken by the government and strict legislation should be enacted in this regard. Malik proposed that it should be made mandatory for every public and private school, college and university to have a drug test of every student at least twice a year and the report should be checked by the ANF. 

Senators Shahi Syed, Chaudhry Tanvir Khan, Syed Shibli Faraz, Mukhtar Ahmed Dhamra, Muhammad Saleh Shah, Talha Mehmood, senior officials of the Ministry of Interior and Narcotics Control, ANF and Islamabad Police attended the meeting. 



SHARE THIS

Author:

Thanks for visiting our website. Like our FB pages and subscribe for daily updates; you can comment on the above post bellow ↓with your Google id or Facebook id – Thank you for your time..☺

0 comments:

 
‎لطیفے اور شاعری‎
Facebook group · 8,142 members
Join Group
یہ گروپ آپ سب کے لئے ہے۔ پوسٹ کیجئے اور بحث کیجئے۔۔۔۔۔ اپنی آواز دوسروں تک پہنچائے۔۔۔اور ہاں گروپ کو بڑا کرنے کے لئے اپنے دوستوں کو بھی گروپ میں دعو...
 

All Categories

Aaj Kamran Khan ke Saath Aamir Liaquat Hussain Aapas ki Bat NajamSethi Abdul Qadir Hassan AchiBaatain Afghanistan Aga Khan University Hospital AirLineJobs Allama Iqbal America Amjad Islam Amjad Anjum Niaz Ansar Abbasi APP Aqwal Zareen Articles Ayat-e-Qurani Ayaz Amir Balochistan Balochistan Jobs Bank of Khyber Banking Best Quotes Biwi Jokes Blogger Tips Chaltay Chaltay by Shaheen Sehbai China Chitral Coca-Cola Coke Studio Columns CookingVideos Corporate News Corruption Crimes Dr Danish ARY Sawal Yeh Hai Dubai E-Books EBM Education Educational Jobs Emirates English #Quotes English Columns EnglishJokes Funny Photos Funny Talk Shows Funny Videos Gilgit-Baltistan Girls Videos Govt Jobs HabibJalibPoetry Hamid Mir Haroon Al-Rashid Hasb-e-Haal with Sohail Ahmed Hassan Nisar Hassan Nisar Meray Mutabaq Hazrat Ali AS Sayings HBL Health HikayatShaikhSaadi Hospital_Jobs Hotel Jobs Huawei Hum Sab Umeed Say Hain India Information Technology Insurance International News Islam Islamabad Islamic Videos JammuKashmir Javed Chaudhry Jazz Jirga with Salim Safi Jobs Jobs Available Jobs in Karachi Jobs in KPK Jobs in Pak Army Jobs_Sindh JobsInIslamabad Jokes Jubilee Insurance Kal Tak with Javed Chaudhry Karachi Kashmir KhabarNaak On Geo News Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital Khara Sach With Mubashir Lucman Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Lahore Latest MobilePhones Lenovo LG Life Changing Stories LifeStyle Live With Dr. Shahid Masood Live with Talat Hussain Maulana Tariq Jameel MCB Bank Microsoft Mobilink Mujeed ur Rahman Shami Munir Ahmed Baloch Nasir Kazmi Nazir Naji News News Videos NGO Nokia North Korea Nusrat Javed Off The Record (Kashif Abbasi) Off The Record With Kashif Abbasi On The Front Kamran Shahid OPPO Orya Maqbool Jan Pakistan Pakistan Army Pakistan Super League Pashto Song Photos Poetry Political Videos Press Release Prime Time with Rana Mubashir PTCL Punjab Quetta Quotes Rauf Klasra Samsung Sar-e-Aam By Iqrar-ul-Hasan Sardar Jokes Saudi Arabia ShiroShairi Show Biz Sikander Hameed Lodhi Sindh Social Media Sohail Warriach Songs Sports News Stories Syria Takrar Express News Talat Hussain Talk Shows Technology Telecommunication Telenor To the point with Shahzeb Khanzada Tonight with Moeed Pirzada Turkey Tweets of the day Ufone University Jobs Urdu Ghazals Urdu News Urdu Poetry UrduLateefay Video Songs Videos ViVO Wardat SamaaTV WaridTel Wasi Shah Zong اردو خبریں
______________ ☺ _____________ _______________ ♥ ____________________