Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

Home Minister outlines strategy against drugs

Published 11:28 pm | February 22, 2020

Online Desk : Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Saturday said the drug addicts will not get government jobs since Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina strictly directed that no one can enter government service without dope test.
The minister said this while addressing the 30th anniversary of anti-drug activities of Dhaka Ahsania Mission as the chief guest at Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) in the capital.

Kamal said, like the way the Prime Minister has adopted Zero Tolerance policy against terrorism, the same way she has adopted Zero Tolerance policy against drugs.

“Our vision 2041 will not be fulfilled if we cannot protect the youths from drug. People in the country do not smoke in the open area like before,” he also said.

Home minister also added that no one should be like Oishi. Many females get admitted in Dhaka Ahsania Mission Female Drug Treatment Center for getting cured.

“If girls get involved in drug addiction, they should be admitted in such a center for getting cured,” he also said.

The minister further said, “We don’t produce drugs, but still we are getting harmed. It cannot go on like this. We are trying to create awareness. The way we were able to eliminate tobacco, we can eliminate drugs too.”

Inspector General of Prisons Brigadier General AKM Mostafa Kamal Pasha, Additional Director General of the Department of Narcotics Control Sanjay Kumar Chowdhury (Additional Secretary) and Vice-Chancellor of AUST, Professor Mohammad Fazli Ilahi were present on the occasion.

Director of Health Sector of Dhaka Ahsania Mission Iqbal Masud delivered the welcome address while President of Dhaka Ahsania Mission, Kazi Rafiqul Alam presided over the function.

Two journalists (one print and one electronic media) were awarded there for their outstanding contribution to anti-drug activities.

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