PM emphasises on collective responsibility to fight against narcotics
Prime Minister Imran Khan Monday termed corruption and narcotics a “cancer of society” and said the government would devise a strategy to check drug abuse among youth and save the future generations.
Addressing at an event at Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Headquarters in Chaklala, the Prime Minister said relevant ministries including of education and health would be taken onboard to chalk-out the policy in view of growing trend of drug abuse at educational institutes.
Prime Minister Imran Khan also emphasised on collective responsibility of the society to fight against the menace of narcotics.
He said the fight against the crime and menaces including drug and corruption could fight collectively by the society and could not be eradicated only by the action of a single institute.
The Prime Minister said he would call a meeting next week to discuss ways to address the challenge of narcotics on an urgent basis. He stressed the need for raising awareness among masses, particularly youth, about the negative impacts of drugs in personal and social lives.
“We have to save our next generations from the shackles of drug abuse,” said Khan, expressing concern over a high number of cases of drug addicts reported at schools and universities.
The Prime Minister said we will together fight the cancer of drugs in the society as we have to protect our youth.
He said the strength of the Anti-Narcotics Force will be enhanced and the supportive ministries will play their due role for drug control.
Expressing concern over of the use of synthetic drug ice in educational institutions, he said there are seven million drug addicts in Pakistan. Imran Khan said use of drugs is a silent killer and a drug addict in a family destroys the entire family.
He said seven million drug addicts in the country in fact meant suffering and misery of the same number of families. He said society had a significant role in promotion of negative trends by accepting earning of money through illegal ways and corruption.
The Prime Minister said the government would enhance the flow of resources required to counter the menace of drug abuse in the country.
Federal Minister for Narcotics Control and senior officials of ANF attended the event.