Sensitization drive on ‘Ice Free Peshawar’ kicks off
PESHAWAR: Vice Chancellor, University of Peshawar (UoP), Prof. Dr. Muhammad Asif Khan has said that it is the responsibility of every individual to end drug use in Peshawar especially in the education institutions.
This he said while speaking to one-day seminar organized in connection to kick off “Ice Free Peshawar” campaign at Pashtun Cultural Museum Hall of University of Peshawar on Monday. “Ice Free Peshawar” sensitization campaign was initiated by KP Police and UoP with the aim to aware the people especially the students community regarding the disadvantages of consuming Ice drug.
VC Khan stressed on the students to focus on their studies and play their role in developing a constructive society. He said that the Ice (meth) destroying our society and especially our young generations were targeted by consuming such drugs which was easily available in the city, however the Peshawar police have started successful operation against the drug peddlers in the provincial capital particularly in the surrounding areas of the varsity.
Dr. Muhammad Asif Khan appreciated CCPO Qazi Jamil for initiating anti-ice campaign and adding that UoP will go for all out support to this venture.
The Chief Guest of the event, CCPO Qazim Muhammad Jamil-u-Rehman has urged the students to focus on their studies and participate in the healthy activities.
CCPO added that the students need to keep a check on their colleagues regarding Ice as this network is operating at the close vicinity of the University Campus.
Students will serve as a great bulwark against the fluctuating menace of Ice drug through better understanding of this devil through sensitization campaigns being run at the varsity, CCPO added.
Earlier speaking the focal person of the event SSP Cantt, Waseem Riaz informed that a major gang operating from Jamrud outside University Campus has been put behind the bars. He maintained that due to hectic police driven campaign, the Ice price have risen up from 800 rupees to 8000 rupees. He further said that police will keep be on toes as this menace can give rise to crime rate in the city.
Prior to this, the lead resource person Prof. Ameerzada Asad sensitized students about the harmful impacts of ice on the health of the young people. He said categorically, that Ice has been never used as a medicine for the cure of the mankind rather it’s a drug used for stimulating non-sleepiness in the youth as a energy trigger. He cautioned that Ice usage for one year can reduce the age of the ice takers to ten years limit.
Later, a walk lead by CCPO Peshawar and VC University of Peshawar walked from Pashtun Cultural museum Hall on a Road 3 and ended at PUTA chowk UoP.