Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Screening of students for drug addiction proposed

ISLAMABAD: The Senate standing board of trustees on inside and opiates on Monday informed the government service with respect to instruction to direct medicinal test on affirmation seekers to schools and colleges to guarantee the understudies are not utilizing medications.

Additionally, the board proposed that the service of data direct all media outlets to devote 0.5 for every penny of their broadcast appointments for making open mindfulness about the medication misuse.

The board meeting held at Parliament House was directed by Senator Rehman Malik. Executive General Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) General Khawar Hanif and different authorities advised the council on the circumstance of opiates in the nation.

The board of trustees was educated that eight million individuals between the age of 15 and 64 years utilized medications amid the most recent one year. More than three million individuals were utilizing "addictives" (prescriptions which can be utilized as medications).

The board of trustees individuals were educated that in 2015 upwards of 324 instances of medication pirating were enrolled out of which 89 for every penny were chosen. In 2014, around 27,100 kilograms and in the year 2015 upwards of 62,219 kilograms medications were appropriated and blazed. Resources worth Rs1.55 billion were seized and Rs1.88 billion identified with medications were reallocated.

Congressperson Rehman Malik said the Afghan travel exchange understanding ought to be reexamined. Holders going to Afghanistan under the understanding pay an ostensible expense in Pakistan however when they enter Afghanistan Taliban constrained them to pay $7,000 every, he said.

"Indeed, even now opium is being developed in 32 for each penny range of Afghanistan on which the Afghan government and Taliban have control," he said.

Drug fixation has turn into a noteworthy issue on the planet. Indeed, even suicide assailants were given medications by their handlers. A few suspects captured in Karachi were discovered utilizing medications before their messed up arrangements to do suicide attacks,he said.

Representative Shahi Syed of the Awami National Party told Dawn that a few understudies utilized medications and on account of them their associates likewise got to be medication addicts.

"In the event that restorative test is led at the season of admission to instructive organizations, the utilization of medications among the understudies can be checked. We need to guarantee that our childhood don't get to be medication addicts," he said.

In answer to an inquiry, Mr Syed said the administration constantly focused on battling terrorism yet never gave an equivalent significance to take out medication version which was a much greater issue.

"Medications are snuck from Afghanistan however there are just 2,600 authorities to check the carrying. Not just the quantity of security staff ought to be expanded additionally all the more financing is obliged to stop medication hawking." He said the universal group ought to likewise bolster Pakistan in taking out the utilization of medications in the nation.