PM launches ‘Zindagi’ app to control drug abuse

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday formally launched the Zindagi app – a mobile application providing information on drugs abuse and narcotics control.
Addressing the ceremony, the prime minister said drugs are destroying the life of our youth and all out efforts will be made to eradicate this scourge.
The Prime Minister regretted that the use of drugs starts at school level and the addicted persons are involved in other crimes too.
“There was a time when we heard about drugs in universities. Now drugs are present in schools,” said the prime minister.
“The most vulnerable section of our society – our children – are being exposed to drugs, when are unable to deal with the issue.”
Referring to another problem facing the society, the prime minister said incidents of child abuse are also increasing in our society for which awareness has to be raised to eradicate this menace.
“People don’t speak about this issue due to shame but our government’s investigation has shown that it remains an epidemic.
“In both issues, mobile phones have aggravated the situation. We have decided to combat both these issues on an emergency basis,” he added.
He said the Zindagi app is an effort to raise awareness among parents and teachers about the dangers of drug abuse and how to tackle the issue.
The prime minister appreciated the awareness book on drugs launched on the occasion and said it needs to be introduced at all schools for increasing knowledge and awareness.
Zindagi app is an important development in countering the narcotics. The app will provide necessary information for stopping the flow of drugs.
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