Drug use on rise in Bahauddin Zakaria University Multan | Pakistan

MULTAN: According to a report, the usage of drugs is on the rise in the southern Punjab’s biggest educational institution, Bahauddin Zakaria University.

Geo News obtained the copy of the report sent to high-ups by the special branch. According to the report, security guards, students and other staff were involved in drug peddling.

According to Resident Officer BZU, after receiving the report all the data has been provided to the administration.

The university officials have also formed an inquiry committee to investigate the matter, said RO Muqarrab.

If anyone is found involved then strict action would be taken against him, he said.

In July, the members of the Punjab Higher Education Commission disclosed that drug addiction has increased among students in educational institutions.

Anti-narcotics consultant Syed Zulfikar Hussain claimed that 60 per cent of students in class 9 and 10 are smokers, further adding that the availability of narcotics is higher in private educational institutions.

Hussain added that in universities, where students usually come from higher-income families, drugs such as crystal meth, cocaine, hashish, heroin and LSD tablets are used. 

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