Voicing deep concerns over the growing abuse of drugs by the young generation, Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader on Sunday urged the government to form a special unit to deal with it.
“The consequences of the growing drug abuse will be as dire as militancy. If the spread is not controlled, the next generation will be destroyed,” he said in a statement.
Referring to media reports, the Jatiya Party chief said people know that the young generation has got addicted to deadly drugs like LSD, Ice and Khat.
“Besides, Yaba, Phensedyl, liquor and hemp are now near at hand. Nothing can be more shocking than this for the nation,” he observed.
GM Quader, also the deputy opposition leader in parliament, said the future generation will become unusable, violent and uncivilised if they cannot be saved from the horrific curse of drugs. “The immense potential of youth will be damaged.”
He also warned that the law-and-order situation will collapse if the spread of narcotic drugs cannot be controlled.
GM Quader said several hundred incidents of extrajudicial killings had taken place in the past three years in the name of anti-drug drives, but there has been no achievement.
Under the circumstances, he said, the government must take effective initiatives right now to eliminate drug abuse and protect the young generation.