Chief Minister Punjab Chaudhry Parvez Elahi chaired a high level meeting at CMO which was particularly attended by former Federal Minister Moonis Elahi. teaching and it was decided at the meeting to make strict legislation in order to purge the educational establishments of the scourge of narcotics. The Punjab Control of Narcotics Subsistence Act 2022 manuscript has been prepared in this regard. CM ordered to put the law into final form immediately and said the law would be approved by the Punjab Assembly. Severe penalties will be imposed on schools, colleges and universities for the use and sale of narcotics and effective measures must be taken to stop the sale and use of narcotics in educational establishments, he asserted.
It was decided at the meeting to increase the penalties on the sale and use of narcotics and the proposal to fix a minimum of two years imprisonment and a maximum of life imprisonment was examined. The CM informed that an independent sovereign institution will be created to eradicate narcotics and that special courts will be created in this regard. He revealed that anti-narcotics police stations will also be set up, adding that the owners of the center and the employees will also be held responsible for drug trafficking and its use in educational establishments. CM pledged to save the next generation from the poison of narcotics at all costs, adding that drug trafficking and its use in educational institutions is completely unacceptable.
He asserted that those found involved in drug trafficking will not be able to escape the harsh grip of the law and pledged to save the new generation from narcotics at all costs. The CM ordered to make the law more effective and hold consultations with all stakeholders in this regard.
The CM has instructed the Additional Chief Secretary (House) to initiate the consultation process with all stakeholders to make the law more effective. The Excise Secretary gave a briefing on the main features of the manuscript of the Punjab Narcotics Subsistence Control Act 2022. Provincial Excise Minister Sardar Muhammad Asif Nakai, CM Advisor Amir Saeed Rawn, Inspector General of Police Faisal Shahkar, CM Principal Secretary Muhammad Khan Bhatti, Former Principal Secretary GM Sikandar, ACS (Home), Secretaries Finance, Regulation, Law, DG Narcotics Control and relevant officials attended the meeting.