LAHORE     -   Punjab Assembly Speaker Sibtain Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Ch Parvez Elahi had a meeting on Monday to discuss legislation issues in the Punjab Assembly. In the meeting, the chief minister expressed his concern over drug peddling in educational institutions and vowed that strict legislation will be enacted to stop it. “The draft of the Punjab Control of Nar­cotic Substances Act, 2022 will be finalized soon to make it law after passing from the Punjab assembly as soon as possible”, he assured the speaker. 

He said it was the joint re­sponsibility of all to save the new generation from the men­ace of drugs. He pointed out that the foreign ambassadors, including the World Bank, have appreciated the efforts of nar­cotics control and offered their cooperation. The CM disclosed that an autonomous agency will be established in Punjab to deal with drugs. Similarly, anti-nar­cotics courts and district-level anti-narcotics police stations will also be set up, he added. 

The owners and employees of educational institutions would also be held responsible for the sale and purchase of drugs and those assisting the sale and use of drugs would be brought un­der the net of the law, he said