ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said use of narcotics was destroying youth of the country.
“The school-going children do not know the consequences of use of drugs. Police and Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) would have to jointly run anti-narcotics campaign,” PM Imran Khan said while addressing the launching ceremony of mobile application ‘Zindagi’ in Islamabad.
Mobile app ‘Zindagi’ will provide all necessary information about narcotics control.
The premier said protecting the youth from the menace of drugs and checking and discouraging use of narcotics in the society were among the top priorities of the present government.
The cases of rape of children and use of narcotics were spreading fast in schools, he said expressing concern. He said teachers could play crucial role in keeping students from indulging in drug-addiction.
“Unfortunately, because of use of mobile phones, child abuse and rape cases are multiplying. We will spread awareness not only among children but parents as well. Our religious leaders and teachers have to play their role against drugs,” he said.
The bigger the school it was the higher the number of cases of ice drug’s use were there, he said revealing the shocking report.
The prime minister regretted that the use of drugs started at school level and the addicted persons were involved in other crimes too.
He appreciated the awareness book on drugs launched on the occasion and said it needed to be introduced at all schools for increasing knowledge and awareness.