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Speaker Sibtain Khan calls on CM Punjab Ch Parvez Elahi

LAHORE, October 3:

Punjab Assembly Speaker Sibtain Khan met Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi at his office and discussed legislation and other issues.

The CM expressed his concern over drug peddling in educational institutions and vowed that strict legislation will be enacted to stop it. The draft of the Punjab Control of Narcotic Substances Act, 2022 will be finalized soon to make it law after passing from the Punjab assembly as soon as possible, he added. It is the joint responsibility to save the new generation from the menace of drugs; he stressed and pointed out that the foreign ambassadors, including the World Bank, have appreciated the efforts of narcotics control and offered their cooperation.

The CM disclosed that an autonomous agency will be established in Punjab to deal with drugs. Similarly, anti-narcotics courts and district-level anti-narcotics police stations will also be set up, he added. The owners and employees of educational institutions would also be held responsible for the sale and purchase of drugs and those assisting the sale and use of drugs would be brought under the net of the law, he concluded.

Sibtain Khan assured full cooperation for the Punjab Control of Narcotic Substances Act, 2022.

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