Legislator demands operation against drug peddlers

Says future of students is being ruined by drug providers


Our Correspondent September 26, 2017
PHOTO: AFP

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) legislator demanded the provincial government launch a grand operation against drug peddlers selling drugs in educational institutions across the province.

PML-N’s Hina Pervez Butt submitted a resolution in the Punjab Assembly contending that the future of students was being ruined by drug peddlers who provide drugs in different schools and colleges.

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Butt said selling drugs at educational institutions was tantamount to playing with the lives of our young generation but no concrete measures had been taken at the government level to deal with drug peddlers. She deplored that some drug peddlers had also hired children for their safe delivery of drugs on the campuses. She demanded the provincial government launch a grand operation against these drug peddlers.

On the other hand, opposition legislators also submitted several adjournment motions in Punjab Assembly, demanding the resolution of different important issues being faced by the poor people in society.

PML-Q legislator Amir Sultan Cheema demanded a strict action in his adjournment motion against those using chemicals in vegetables and fruits for being ripe in cold stores. These chemicals cause various illnesses among the people.

PML-Q Sardar Vickas Hassan Mokal demanded a grand operation against drug providers working in Mozang area, which has become the hub of drug peddlers and gamblers.

PML-Q legislator Khadija Umar demanded the completion of the project of installing lights at 37 pedestrian bridges. She said that the government had claimed to make Lahore like Paris through lightning bridges with solar panels but all went in vain.

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PTI legislator Ahmad Khan Bhachar demanded strict action against mafia for not disposing of hospital’s waste properly which caused different diseases.

PTI legislator Nabila Hakim Ali Khan demanded action against those selling fake Punjab Text Board books. She stated that board’s sign was to be printed on books to stop the business of fake books. She contended the board had failed to implement its law.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf’s Murad Rass, in his adjournment motion, claimed Lahore’s historical tomb of Nawab Mian Khan was being neglected by the government due to which its condition had worsened. He said the government should pay attention to intact this 346 years old historical tomb.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 26th, 2017.

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