Petition in LHC seeks action against sale of drugs to students


LAHORE: A petition in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday sought action against the sale of narcotics to students in educational institutions.

The petitioner said that drugs were being sold in educational institutes despite court orders against the practice.

He also prayed to the court to issue orders to stop the sale of narcotics in schools, colleges and universities.

The Supreme Court (SC) in November 2018 had directed the centre and provinces to submit monthly progress report against the use of narcotics in educational institutions.

According to the details, a three-member bench of the SC headed by the then chief justice Saqib Nisar, while hearing a case pertaining to drug peddling in educational institutes, had ordered the provinces to submit a monthly report on drugs at schools, colleges and universities.

Lahore deputy inspector general (Operations) had told the apex court that police had launched a crackdown on drug peddlers and apprehended at least 50 suspects.

During the proceedings, Saqib Nisar had asked who was responsible to curb drug peddling and maintained that drugs were easily available at educational institutions. He had further directed the DIG to take action against the black sheep in his department.