Asaduzzaman for social movement to stop drug abuse

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DHAKA, July 26, 2017 (BSS)- Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan today called upon all the stakeholders to raise a unified social movement to save the young generation from the misuse of drugs.

Speaking on a rally against drug abuse as the chief guest, the minister requested teachers and imams to give lecture on adverse impact of taking drugs prior of taking classes and starting offers (namaj) to make people aware particularly the new generation about the menace of drugs.

Department of Narcotic Control (DNC) organised the rally at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital marking the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, 2017.

The theme of the Day for 2017 is “Listen First – Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe.”

“The government has taken a project to build strong units at the drug prone districts especially at Teknaf aimed at stopping misuse and smuggling of drugs. Adequate manpower will be recruited for the units,” said Director General (DG) of DNC, Md Jamal Uddin.

Among others, Secretary of Security Services Division of Home Ministry, Farid Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury, senior lawyer and also a member of DNC, Advocate Baset Majumder, noted physician Dr Arup Ratan Chowdhury, spoke on the occasion as special guests.

“The Home Ministry has been working relentlessly to make the country drug free on the basis of ‘zero tolerance’ policy against drug,” the minister said, adding that the law enforcing agencies such as police, Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and Coast Guard have been asked to give maximum efforts to stump out the drug abuse and drug smuggling.

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