Reported on: August 12, 2012 17:28 PM
Reported in: Politics
Dhaka, Aug 12 (UNB) - BNP standing committee member Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain on Sunday alleged that vested quarters both at home and abroad are trying to destroy the young generation with drugs to make Bangladesh a failed state.
“A strong resistance will have to be built against the evil forces trying to destroy our young generation with drugs,” he told a roundtable at the National Press Club.
Bangladesh Patriotic Youth Forum and Rainbow Foundation jointly organised the discussion titled ‘Our responsibility to Prevent Abuse of Drugs and Save the Youth from Degradation’.
Speaking as the chief guest at the programme, Mosharraf said drug addiction is a curse for the young generation and it not only affects a family but also the whole society and culture.
Mentioning that a strong social movement is crucial to save the young generation from the temptation of drug, the former health minister said the government is only busy plundering public money instead of ensuring the welfare of people.
He urged the government to take steps for proper implementation of the existing laws to prevent the abuses of drugs.
The BNP leader also stressed the need for strengthening the vigilance along the border to check smuggling of phensidyl and other narcotic drugs from the neighbouring countries.
Former state minister for education ANM Ehsanul Haq Milon, Jubo Dal president Moazzem Hossain Alal and NPP chairman Shawkat Hossain Nilu, among others, addressed the programme with Rainbow Foundation president Harun-ur-Rashid in the chair.