Health Desk: 03 January 2018: Speakers at a function of Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) in the city on Wednesday strongly suggested eliminating drug abuse in society to protect the vulnerable group of the population, especially the young generation, from the venomous effects of the menace, reports BSS.
“Drug abuse should not only be controlled but also be eliminated from society. All concerned should work concertedly for this with a zero tolerance police,” Primary and Mass Education Minister Advocate Mostafizur Rahman told a discussion marking the 28th founding anniversary of DNC at its headquarters at Tejgaon here.
DNC Director General Mohammed Jamal Uddin Ahmed chaired the function while Chairman of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Ministry for Home Affairs Tipu Munshi, Home Ministry’s Security Services Division Secretary Farid Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury, Inspector General of Prisons Brigadier General Syed Iftekhar Uddin, National Narcotics Control Board Member Dr Arup Ratan Chowdhury, Bangladesh Pratidin Editor Naem Nizam and North South University’s Professor Imdadul Haque, among others, addressed the discussion.
The minister said once only the males used to take drugs, but now females are also taking it.