Sindh to do drug screenings in educational institutions

09:55 PM | 7 May, 2024
Sindh to do drug screenings in educational institutions
Source: Sindh government

Sindh Senior Minister Sharjeel Memon recently unveiled a comprehensive strategy to combat drug abuse, placing significant emphasis on implementing random drug screenings for students across educational institutions.

Commencing on May 10, this initiative forms a crucial component of the province's broader campaign against the global menace of drug addiction, particularly among the youth.

Memon underscored the gravity of the situation, citing President Asif Zardari's directive to confront drug abuse head-on. He lauded the collective endeavors of various government entities, including Home Minister Ziaul Hassan, in ongoing anti-drug endeavors.

Furthermore, the senior minister highlighted recent triumphs in apprehending suspects and confiscating substantial quantities of narcotics. He stressed the imperative of handling students who test positive for drugs with utmost confidentiality and vowed stringent actions against drug suppliers.

In a separate announcement, Memon revealed that beginning May 10, the Excise & Taxation Department would initiate actions against unregistered vehicles, potentially leading to their impoundment. He urged vehicle owners to ensure timely registration to evade penalties for overdue tax payments.

Nevertheless, Memon acknowledged hurdles within the narcotics control department, particularly referencing delays in recruitment due to legal impediments. This predicament has fueled frustration among job seekers and hampered the department's efficacy.

In summary, Sindh's proactive measures, encompassing drug screenings in educational institutions and crackdowns on unregistered vehicles, epitomize a concerted endeavor to tackle pressing societal issues and safeguard the welfare of its populace.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk


Pakistani Rupee exchange rate to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 19 June 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 19, 2024 (Wednesday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.50 for buying and 280.65 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 296 and selling rate is 299 while British Pound rate is 349.7 for buying, and 353.25 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.80.

Forex Rates 

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.50 280.65
Euro EUR 296.00 299.00
UK Pound Sterling GBP 349.70 353.25
U.A.E Dirham AED 74.80 75.60
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.80 73.55
Australian Dollar AUD 182.00 184.00
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.18 749.18
Canadian Dollar CAD 204.00 206.00
China Yuan CNY 38.43 38.83
Danish Krone DKK 40.18 40.58
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.66 36.01
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.90 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 909.34 909.34
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.30 59.90
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.79 172.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.97 26.27
Omani Riyal OMR 723.88 731.88
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.42 77.12
Singapore Dollar SGD 203.65 205.65
Swedish Korona SEK 26.40 26.70
Swiss Franc CHF 311.90 314.40
Thai Bhat THB 7.58 7.73


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