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

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Islamabad: A observe completed with the aid of a senior Quaid-i-Azam University teacher has rejected the claims approximately the high prevalence of drug use in academic establishments and insisted that handiest over three.5 consistent with cent students were determined to be junkies.

“We have a look at would not join the claims approximately astronomical drug use in our tutorial establishments. In evaluation to the exaggerated discern of 44-53% on-campus drug addicts, it observed simplest three.7 consistent with cent students to be each day drug clients, while the ratio of college students’ ever consumption of medicine become 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 that they had been added to tablets using friends. On the entire, majority of the survey respondents (80.4 in step with cent) have never fed on tablets,” Assistant Professor on the Department of Sociology of the Quaid-i-Azam University Dr Imran Sabir advised an interactive session right here.

However, Dr Imran, the most important investigator of the studies task approximately the ‘On Campus Drug Abuse in Metropolitan Cities of Pakistan’, stated the ones statistics shouldn’t be considered to belittle the problem. “Disregarding even this price of prevalence may also yield harmful repercussions,” he stated proposing a 3-dimensional method to cater the issue with a focus on legislation, anti-narcotics force, and educational institutions.

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

He also stated there was a want to plan regulation for media content as maximum youths were given 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 changed into the chief visitor at the event, referred to as for engaging youths in preventive drug measures.

He stated youths have been the wealth of any state and could play a sizable part inside the fight towards 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 efforts of the branch for organizing 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, but, said there was nevertheless a want for enhancing the abilties 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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