ISLAMABAD – Religious scholars and pesh imams of mosques should come forward to play a vital role against use of “ice” and other drugs besides issuing advice to public to act upon coronavirus SOPs.
Speaking in Faisal Mosque on Friday, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Muhammad Hamza Shafqaat and SSP Operations Dr Syed Mustafa Tanweer said ice (methamphetamine), heroin and other drugs are most destructive, which had very harmful effects on body and mind of people. They said youth, particularly, students were involved in the use of the drug ice. The DC and SSP said the people respected the religious scholars so they should warn them against the use of drugs.
The officers also requested the religious scholars and pesh imams to convey a message to the public during Friday sermons to also obey SOPs issued by the government to avoid effects of lethal coronavirus.
“The public should join the police force in the war against use of drugs,” said SSP Operations Islamabad Dr Syed Mustafa Taweer.
He appealed to the public to also cooperate with the police to wipe out the menace of drugs from society. Police are launching massive crackdowns against drug mafia in the capital following orders of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Islamabad Qazi Jamil Ur Rehman, said SSP Operations.
DC Islamabad Muhammad Hamza Shafqaat, while speaking, said the government is making all out efforts to keep the public safe from effects of coronavirus. He said in this regard, the government had issued SOPs acting upon which is prime responsibility of public. He said the government would have to place complete lockdown if public failed in respecting SOPs.
Meanwhile, other police officers including Additional SP Islamabad Farhat Abbas Kazmi made announcements from Jamia Masjid in sector G-6/2 while the zonal SPs and SHOs made announcements in their respective areas to sensitise the public against menace of drugs.
The police officers have appealed to the parents to keep a strict watch on their children so that they don’t fall prey to any anti-social activity.
They also appealed to the religious leaders to help educate the public about the menace of drugs.
A day earlier, IGP Islamabad had sought help from the Ulemas and religious scholars of Islamabad in fighting the menace. A