CM Parvez concerned over increasing narcotics use in educational institutions.

LAHORE -- Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Parvez Elahi expressing serious concern over the increasing trend of narcotics use in the educational institutions, decided to make a strict legislation so as to purge the educational institutions from the scourge of narcotics.

Presiding over a meeting on Saturday at Chief Minister's Office, he said the manuscript of Punjab Control of Narcotics Subsistence Act 2022 had been prepared in this regard. The CM directed to give the law a final shape forthwith and stated that the Act would be approved by the Punjab Assembly.

Strict punishments would be awarded in the schools, colleges and universities on the usage and sale of narcotics and effective measures need to be taken in order to stop the selling of narcotics in the educational institutions, he asserted.

It was decided during the meeting to enhance the punishments on the selling as well as usage of narcotics and the proposal to fix minimum two-year imprisonment and life imprisonment to the maximum came under review. The CM apprised that an independent sovereign institution would be established to eradicate narcotics and Special Courts would be set up in this regard. He said that Anti-Narcotics police stations would also be set up adding that the owners of the centre and...

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