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Study denies high incidence of drug use in capital’s educational institutions

by Lisa A. Yeager

Islamabad: An observation completed with the aid of a senior Quaid-i-Azam University teacher has rejected the claims of the high prevalence of drug use in academic establishments and insisted that the handiest over three. Five consistent with cent students were determined to be junkies.

“We look at what would not join the claims about astronomical drug use in our tutorial establishments. In the evaluation of the exaggerated discern of 44-53% on-campus drug addicts, it observed the simplest three. Seven percent of students are drug clients each day, while the ratio of college students who ever consume medicine becomes 10 — three percent. The function of peer became found to be a good-sized contributory component of the youths’ publicity to pills as sixty-two. 9 % of the respondents found out they had been added to tablets using friends. Most survey respondents (80.4 in step with cent) have never fed on tablets,” Assistant Professor of the Department of Sociology of the Quaid-i-Azam University Dr Imran Sabir advised an interactive session right here.


However, Dr Imran, the principal investigator of the study ‘On Campus Drug Abuse in Metropolitan Cities of Pakistan’, stated that the statistics shouldn’t be considered to belittle the problem. “Disregarding even this price of prevalence may also yield harmful repercussions,” he said, proposing a three-dimensional method to address the issue focusing on legislation, anti-narcotics forces, and educational institutions.

The researcher stated legislation must be made exclusively for the prevention of medicine in instructional establishments and enforced in all provinces, including an obligatory drug check of college students.

He also stated there was a want to plan regulation for media content as most youths were motivated by using the glamorized portrayal of delinquent behaviors in media, as smoking and drugs have been a permanent characteristic of media projects.

Senator Lieutenant General (r) Abdul Qayyum, who became the chief visitor at the event, referred to engaging youths in preventive drug measures.

He stated that youths are the wealth of any state and could play a sizable part in fighting the drug threat.

“Pakistan is worst hit through drug abuse in South Asian vicinity, so collective efforts are required as a community to deal with it,” he stated.

QAU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali highlighted the position of the teachers in sensitizing students concerning the effects of drug use.

He lauded the branch’s efforts to organize an interactive consultation on such a crucial difficulty.

Force commander of the Anti-Narcotics Force Brigadier Syed Mubbashir Hasan Kazmi highlighted the role of his enterprise in dealing with the difficulty of drug abuse.

He stated in 2018, 17,000 cases related to narcotics were registered, and 70,000-80,000 criminals involved in drug-associated crimes have been arrested.

Brigadier Mubbashir said there was nevertheless a desire to enhance the abilities of ANF.

Also in attendance were Deputy Secretary of the Senate Standing Committee on Narcotics Zarghoona Shabbir, representative of the Higher Education Commission Dr. Fateh Muhammad Marri, and Dean of the QAU Faculty of Social Sciences Dr. Wiqar Ali Shah.

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