Parents, teachers will have to educate youth about dangerous effects of drugs: Shehryar Afridi
ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly was informed on Thursday that the government had launched ‘Zindagi App’ to create awareness amongst youth with regard to the hazardous effects of synthetic drug penetration.
Responding to a question, Minister of State for States and Frontier Regions Shehryar Afridi said interactive sessions were also being arranged with all the schools and educational institutions regarding Zindagi App.
“Our youth is responsible for ensuring bright future of the country; therefore, parents and teachers will have to educate the youth about dangerous effects of drugs in their lives,” he said.
Speaking on this issue, Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood acknowledged the role of seminaries in educating the youth.
Responding to a question, the Education Minister said a plan worth 800 million rupees was being prepared for revamping institutions. He said the ministry was also considering to announce four hundred posts of drivers and conductors for school buses in Islamabad.
Responding to a question, Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul informed the House that five out of sixty-four brick kilns had now been converted into environment friendly policy zigzag technology.
She said all the owners of brick kilns who have not yet installed pollution control technology have agreed to convert their kilns to environment friendly zig-zag technology by the end of this year.
She said five brick kilns have been sealed in Islamabad, which were operating without installation of pollution control technology.
Parliamentary Secretary for Aviation Division Jamil Ahmed Khan informed the House during the question hour that PIA has minimized the number of flights to reduce its losses. He said, under the Prime Minister’s vision of no VIP culture and protocol, there is no fixed quota of seats for the Parliamentarians in PIA flights. He, however, said PIA accords priority to Parliamentarians.
The National Assembly unanimously passed a resolution expressing solidarity with the government and people of China for dedicated efforts and efficient policy to combat coronavirus.
The resolution was moved by PML-N Leader Khawaja Asif.
It commended the efforts of Chinese government under the able leadership of President Xi Jinping for treating Pakistani citizens especially students in Wuhan city just like their own by providing them best possible care.
The resolution appreciated the way in which China is dealing with extremely tense situation to combat and fully eliminate this virus.
It said Pakistan stands united with China and extends its full support in this difficult time and moment of medical emergency.