Friday , April 10 2020

2pc of students regularly using drugs: Reports revealed

Islamabad: Few days earlier the interior minister for state said that a high percentage of students is involved in dragging contrary to the latest news that says only 2% students regularly use drugs.

A new survey has found that no more than 2pc of students in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar are regular drug users unlike the reports said earlier.

Quaid-i-Azam University’s Department of Sociology revealed the results of a survey that was conducted in cooperation with the Higher Education Commission.

The seminar was held where the data was collected from public and private institutions of four major cities under this project.  Sample consisted of around 4,997 students from schools, colleges and universities in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar who were surveyed.

Dr Imran Sabir who investigated this said found that “not more than 2pc of students are regular drug users in educational institutions”.

Based on the same NGO report, State Minister for Interior Shehryar Afridi reported recently that 75% female and 45% male students in the capital are addicted to crystal meth, also known as ice.

Dr. Sabir said that children use drugs due to peer pressure and depression.

Dean of Social Sciences Dr Wiqar Ali Shah appreciated the role youth is playing to overcome and resist the drug use.


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