SUKKUR: A meeting of Sukkur division officials on Friday decided to take effective measures to curb supply to drugs to students in educational institutes of the division, take action against drug peddlers and traffickers and launch a campaign to create awareness about dangers of drug abuse.

The meeting chaired by Sukkur Commissioner Fayyaz Hussain Abbasi and attended by Sukkur range DIG, deputy commissioners, SSPs of Sukkur, Khairpur and Ghotki districts and other officials concerned and representatives of educational institutes expressed serious concerns over the use of narcotics, drug substances and delivery to the youth in the division.

It also focused on alarming rise in drug addiction among young and teenage boys in the region and stressed the need for concerted efforts to address the issue.

The commissioner said that immediate actions should be taken against such practices, and officials of all law-enforcement agencies should play their role to eliminate this menace from all educational institutes.

The officials discussed various measures to prevent drug abuse, including awareness campaigns, community engagement and enforcement of anti-drug laws.

The commissioner and the DIG emphasised the importance of collaborative approach involving government agencies, civil society and parents to protect the youth from harmful effects of drugs.

They directed the officials concerned to take prompt action against drug peddlers and traffickers and decided to launch a comprehensive campaign to create awareness about dangers of drug abuse and take concrete steps to curb this menace in the region.

Published in Dawn, April 20th, 2024

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