Hasina talks tough against drugs

Hasina talks tough against drugs

Dhaka, May 20 (Just News): Drugs destroy the entire family when only one member becomes an addict,' the prime minister said on Sunday.

Expressing her government's firm stance against drugs, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said it would completely eradicate the menace from the country as it did in the case of militancy.

“We have contained militancy. Now, we have taken an initiative to save the country from the menace of drugs. You have noticed that drives against drugs have already started,” she said.

The premier made the statement when newly elected Khulna City Corporation Mayor Talukder Abdul Khaleque called on her at her official residence Ganabhaban for a courtesy visit after winning the city polls.

Sheikh Hasina said the government had engaged law enforcement and intelligence agencies, especially the Rapid Action Battalion, to take stern actions against drug abuse.

“And they're taking tough actions,” she added.

The prime minister further said the government was providing all sorts of facilities so children could pursue proper education in order to become worthy citizens.

“We want to see peace and prosperity in every house. Why would our children take the wrong path? Drugs destroy the entire family when only one member becomes an addict,” she said.