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SC takes notice of drugs’ use in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa educational institutions

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ISLAMABAD: Taking cognizance of the use of drugs in educational institutions in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, the Supreme Court (SC) has directed the provincial authorities to submit a report showing the measures they have taken to curb its use.

A bench of the apex court took notice of the use of narcotics while hearing a bail petition filed by a drug peddler who approached the court seeking his release after the high court and trial court rejected his bail plea.

The bench also rejected the bail plea of accused Muhammad Amjad and directed the trial court concerned to conclude his trial within two months.

Provincial government’s lawyer claimed before the bench that the relevant authorities have almost curbed the use of drugs in educational institutions of the province.

Justice Dost Muhammad Khosa, a member of the bench, asked as to what steps were taken to end the use of drugs in educational institutions. Whether any official involved in this crime was ever arrested, he questioned.

“I know who was involved in this heinous crime but didn’t want to point out anyone in the presence of media,” he continued.

“The society has to be put on the right track. Educational institutions change the lives of people. Those studying at these institutions will become doctors, engineers, and judges in the future. Future generations will have to be protected from narcotics,” he further said.

He said he was at loss to understand how drugs get into institutions despite tight security measures.

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