Islamabad: Federal Minister of Drugs Control Affairs of Pakistan Shaharyar Afridi said in the National Assembly, the lower house of the country’s parliament, that it is necessary to recognize that the trend of drug abuse in the country’s educational institutions and youth has spread He said that how serious the problem is, it can be gauged from the fact that a Madrasa teacher asked the students to take drugs, this helps in memorizing the lesson. There was an uproar in Parliament on his statement.
During the discussion, Afridi said that an app named ‘Zindagi’ has been launched to stop the practice of drugs among youth and students. He said that drug use has spread to a large extent in society. This is not a matter of any party or government. It needs the help of parents. Afridi said that a Madrasa teacher told the children to take drugs, this helps in memorizing the lesson.
There was an uproar over this statement. Islamist-Fazal MP Maulana Asad Mahmood, who has joined the MMA, a coalition of religious parties, said that Afridi has lied. Thousands of Madrasas will not be allowed to malign the country in the name of a Madrasa. Afridi gives the name of the madrasa where it was said. Afridi said that he has not taken the name of any Madrasa.
Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood defended the uproar in the Parliament and said that the level of Madrasa’s of Pakistan is so good that children from other countries of the world come to study here. But, if something looks bad, it will have to say bad. MP Maulana Asad Mahmood alleged and said that this could not be the case tell the name of the teacher we will investigate ourselves and tell the world about this. The federal government should also investigate and take action. There is no meaning in this way just saying.