ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said the synthetic drug ice was spreading in schools in Islamabad which was an alarming situation.
Addressing a ceremony to inaugurate a building at Anti Narcotics Force Headquarters in Islamabad, PM Imran Khan said that the IG Islamabad police told him that after universities ice drug was spreading in schools too.
He said a drug addict destroyed the entire family. For instance, if a father was a drug addict then he destroyed life of his wife and kids. “It is a silent killer and people do not talk much about it. We have to protect youth from the curse of narcotics,” he said.
He said minting of money through corruption and drugs inflicted huge loss to the economy. In the 1980s’ decade those who earned money through illicit means were respected, he maintained.
Imran Khan said initially production and sale of drug was not curbed as most of it was sold out of the country, however it gradually damaged integrity of the country as the money earned through this was used for bribe.
“Campaigns of politicians were also run through this money,” he claimed.
He said seven million addicts in the country were youth. He also said that corruption could not be stopped only through the NAB.