Addicts won’t get govt jobs
Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal yesterday said drug addicts will not get government jobs.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina strictly directed that no one can enter government services without going through a dope test, he said.
He was addressing the 30th anniversary of the anti-drug activities of Dhaka Ahsania Mission as the chief guest at Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology in the capital, says a press release.
The home minister said that like the way the PM has adopted a "zero tolerance" policy against militancy, she has also adopted a "zero tolerance" policy against drugs.
The country's vision for 2041 will not be achieved if the youth is not being protected from drugs, he said.
"We do not produce drugs, but still we are getting harmed," he added.
He said his ministry is trying to create awareness against drug abuse.
Inspector General of Prisons Brig Gen AKM Mostafa Kamal Pasha, Additional Director General of Department of Narcotics Control Sanjay Kumar Chowdhury, AUST Vice Chancellor Prof Mohammad Fazli Ilahi and Dhaka Ahsania Mission President Kazi Rafiqul Alam, among others, were present at the programme.
On the occasion, two journalists -- one from print media and one from electronic media -- were awarded for their outstanding contributions in anti-drug reporting.