June 5, 2002
The Pakistan Times,
Sir, The fire of intoxicating drugs has burnt so many homes and ruined so many families and still the masse have no adequate and effective protection against the attacks of these dragons. Thousands of youngsters fall victim to these drugs every year and eventually become an awful nuisance to society. The drugs include opium, morphine, heroin, cocaine, hashish, cannabis, brown sugar, marijuana and all the alcoholic drinks that serve as intoxicants for the people who are addicts.
Mental worries failure in love, psychological problems, inferiority complex, family problems, joblessness, painful illness, financial hardships bad company and sexual luxury, are normally the major causes of drug addiction. [the_ad id=”17141″]If we want to combat this monstrous evil, we will have to launch a countrywide campaign to inform the children and youngsters from a very early age, about the exceedingly dangerous effects of drug addiction. Poppy cultivation should be effectively banned. The areas under poppy cultivation should be positively brought under crops of nutritional! value. Drug addicts should be provided with the facility of free medical treatment.
The problem of ment should be solved on emergency grounds. The drug mafia should not be allowed to penetrate into our social and political fibers. The government should keep a close watch on the politicians and police officers who have secret relations with the drug-traffickers. The people who are involved in this nasty business must be awarded capital punishment and their assets should also be frozen or confiscated without fail strongly believe that we can eradicate this evil from our society by creating a strong public opinion against it.