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June 11, 2021

PTI launches province-wide drive against open sale of narcotics

 
June 11, 2021

Announcing the launch of a campaign against the open sale of narcotics across the province, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders said on Wednesday said the use of the drugs had already destroyed the lives of thousands of youths and would further push the new generation towards the bleak future if the menace was not resisted and curbed.

Addressing a press conference, the opposition leader in the Sindh Assembly, Haleem Adil Sheikh, said narcotics were being openly sold in every nook and corner of the province under the patronage of police. He demanded that the high-ups take notice of this menace.

“It was the high time to effectively launch the protest movement against the open sale of drugs,” said Shiekh, who is also the PTI’s central vice-president. “Through our campaign, we will not only pressure the government and police to stop the sale of narcotics, but also create awareness among the people to raise their voice against the social crime and menace,” he said.

In this regard, the party has planned to organise its first event in Hyderabad by staging a march from Haider Chowk to the Hyderabad Press Club. “The peaceful anti-narcotics campaign has nothing to do with politics. It will be an effective movement to pressure the Sindh government to curb this menace,” said the PTI leader.

People from various walks of life, including religious scholars and members of civil society, should raise their collective voice for future generations, he said, inviting them to attend the campaign.

The PTI leader alleged that police officers who were once involved in the sale of smuggled oil and petrol were now patronising and marketing narcotics. He observed that all contrabands were easily available in any part of the province.

“A few months back, the Sindh High Court had ordered registering cases against the drug pushers involved in selling Indian Gutka, Mainpuri and other such dangerous contrabands under sections of 337-A, and many people involved in drug peddling were sent to jail for months and later convicted,” he said.”But the menace has again reared its head after police officials got themselves involved in the flourishing business.” He alleged that police officials were earning from Rs4 million to Rs8 million every month by allowing the drug pushers to sell narcotics like essential commodities.