SUNDAY TIMES LAHORE: A bench of the Supreme Court headed by Chief Justice Nisar heard case on use of drugs in schools and colleges across the country.

The chief justice remarked that at least three deaths have been reported due to the use of drugs by students in academic institutions. Several children were using drugs the top judge said and ordered for launching an awareness campaign against the use of drugs.

“Who is supplying drugs to these children,” the chief justice asked.

The bench asked about compliance report of a court order to the government for establishment of a body over the matter.

The CJP said that the issue is related to the entire country and ordered the provincial government to submit their reports over the matter.

The apex court in a hearing on November 30, directed centre and provinces to submit monthly progress report against the usage of narcotics in educational institutions.

A three-member bench of the SC headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, while hearing a case pertaining to drug peddling in educational institutions, had ordered the provinces to submit monthly report on drugs in academies.

During the proceeding, CJP had Saqib Nisar asked that who is responsible to curb the drug peddling and maintained that drugs are easily available in the educational institutions.

The state minister for interior Shaharyar Afridi had claimed at the launch of an initiative for child rights training for the police in Islamabad said that a survey had indicated that 75pc of female students and 45pc male students of the capital’s elite schools use drugs such as crystal meth