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Dope test to be mandatory for varsity admission

Says home minister

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 27 June, 2022 12:00 AM
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Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal on Sunday said the students must go through dope test for getting admission to the universities. 

“The dope test for university admission seekers is being made mandatory, amending the existing laws,” he said.

The minister gave the information while talking to journalists at a programme held at his secretariat office, marking ‘International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2022’. 

They launched dope test for the police force before Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared zero tolerance policy on illegal drugs, he said.

“After that, we put forward a proposal to the prime minister to bring the government job appointees under the dope test,” Kamal said. 

“A law on the mandatory dope test for the public job appointees is being enacted. At the same time, the laws of the universities are being amended, keeping dope test mandatory for admission seekers,” he said. 

About battle against illegal drugs, he said the integrated work plan is being implemented. Besides, the government is working to thwart the drug smuggling from neighbouring countries. 

While talking about yaba and ice, Kamal said the drugs are being trafficked to Bangladesh from Myanmar.  “We requested the Myanmar government to stop           the influx of the drugs, but it did not consider our request. The Indian government has already demolished the phensedyl factories along the border areas by our request,” he said.

Some 20, 592 drug cases were lodged against 21,992 drug dealers and their cohorts in 2021, said Asaduzzaman.