Islamabad Police along with assistance of teachers will conduct drug test of those students suspected of using narcotics so that their future could be secured through timely examination.
It was stated by Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Dr. Sultan Azam Temuri while addressing the seminar here at Post Graduate College for Commerce H-8/4 having main theme to check use of narcotics and child abuse. Director Federal Directorate of Education Ambar Sultana, Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Mushtaq Ahmed, Principals and Professors of various colleges of Islamabad, members from Capital Administration and Development Division, officials from Capital Development Authority (CDA) and number of students.
The IGP said that some students use narcotics and their elders come to know very late about it when they have become addict. To get rid of this evil, he said that timely drug test of students will be ensured and they will be helped to leave this bad habit.
Mr. Temuri said that Islamabad police have started campaign in educational institutions to create awareness among students against child abuse and use of narcotics. The teams of Islamabad police are delivering lectures in this regard at educational institutions, he added.
The IGP thanked the Director General Federal Directorate of Education Hasnat Ahmed Qureshi who cooperated a lot to get rid of this evil. Islamabad police is committed to root out menace of drug use from educational institutions and future of next generation would be protected, he added.
He said that an aggressive campaign has been launched against social crime as well as use of narcotics and those involved in drug supplying activities would be dealt with an iron hand.
The IGP said that a protection center has been established to check child abuse and sexual harassment and this center has been lined with all help lines. A separate helpline (8090) has been set up for assistance in violation case which can be accessed through call or SMS, he added.
Police, he said, will contact within 5-7 minutes after receiving such complaints while a team of lawyers, psychologists, doctors and legal advisors would provide assistance at door step.
The IGP asked the female teachers to visit this center and give their suggestions to improve it. He said that Islamabad police believes in community policing and partnership with community will bring success.
He thanked Deputy Commissioner Islamabad for providing assistance in this awareness campaign. Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Captain (Retd) Mushtaq Ahmed appreciated the awareness campaign of Islamabad police assured every help to police department in this regard.
The participants of seminar also thanked Islamabad police especially IGP Islamabad for taking this initiative.