‘No betel leaf, cigarette shops at school gates’
A parliamentary body yesterday asked the home ministry to request the education ministry to take measures to ensure that no betel leaf, cigarette, or related shops are set up in front of or at school and college gates.
The parliamentary standing committee on the home affairs ministry came up with the recommendation at a meeting held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.
Ruling Awami League MP Md Shamsul Haque Tuku presided over the meeting.
The meeting was attended by committee members Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Kujendra Lal Tripura, Pir Fazlur Rahman, Nur Mohammad, Sultan Mohammad Mansur Ahmed, and Begum Rumana Ali.
The report on the overall activities of the Bangladesh
Police and the of the Narcotics Control Department was also discussed at the meeting.
During the session, the parliamentary watchdog recommended to intensify the ongoing dope testing programme for police members.
The committee also asked to bring educational institutions and district jails under dope tests.
The meeting was attended by senior secretaries of the public security department of the home ministry, secretaries of the security services department, heads of agencies under the two departments, the inspector general of police, and senior officials of the parliamentary secretariat.