The educational institutions in Islamabad have been instructed to increase surveillance in and around their school buildings for combating against the increasing drug sale to students.
The administration of the federal capital has instructed the school management to install CCTV cameras, especially in the areas near to the canteens and the same kind of instructions would soon be issued to the colleges and universities, as per the reports of local media.
The Deputy Commissioner Islamabad has asked the chairman of All Pakistan Private Schools Association to have CCTV cameras installed in their schools particularly in their canteens and told them that the orders need to be treated with priority.
The DC has also asked for the submission of a compliance report to his office on an immediate basis.
The schools have been given a week for installing the CCTV cameras and the capital administration teams, including a magistrate or assistant commissioner and police officers comprising of superintendents of police, would visit schools after the given deadline for checking if the instructions have been put into effect in actual otherwise some action would be taken against them.
The school administration is told to keep an eye on the activities happening in the canteen as well as on the people selling items near the schools.
On an average, after every two days, a drug supplier is arrested providing drugs to the students, as informed by a police official adding that the most famous drugs are heroin, opium and marijuana and that ice and cocaine are also sold to the students studying at the elite institutions.