LAHORE: The Government College University Lahore has announced establishing “Anti-Narcotics Society” to involve its students in combating the increasing use of drugs among the educated youth, especially in elite institutions, through awareness and support of Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF), Punjab.
“Students just get involved in these negative activities in their own race of ‘modernization’ and ‘socialization’, said Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Hassan Amir Shah while addressing an on-campus walk against the “Drug of Abuse” organized by the university’s Dunnicliff Chemical Society and ANF Punjab.
The walk was also attended by the ANF Punjab Force Commander Brig. Khalid Mehmood Goraya, noted comedian and social worker Iftikhar Thakur, veteran TV actor Rashid Mehmood, GCU Chemistry Department Chairperson Prof Dr Ahmad Adnan, Registrar Saboor Khan and a large number of social workers, faculty members and students.
The Vice Chancellor said that their students would work as youth ambassadors and support for ANF Punjab for eradicating this evil from all the education institutions of the province.
Prof Shah said that GCU, besides focusing on academics and research, actively involved its students in healthy co-curricular and sports activities which kept them away from all kind of negative and evil activities. Addressing the participants of the walk, Brig. Khalid Goraya said Afghanistan was the world’s leading producer and cultivator of opium and cannabis, and Pakistan’s geographical proximity and porous border with Afghanistan made it highly vulnerable to narcotics.