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Pan, betel nut and cigarette shops around Punjab schools to be shut down

January 3, 2019


The shops selling pan, betel nut and cigarettes near schools in Punjab will be shut down, a meeting chaired by Punjab education minister decided on Thursday.

The officials of the education department and owners of private schools attended the meeting.

Nobody will be allowed to sell pan, betel nuts and cigarettes around 500 metres of schools in Punjab.

Murad Raas, the education minister, instructed the authorities to take strict against those supplying drugs to students. The education ministry will also launch an awareness campaign to inform students of the hazards of drug use.

“We will protect our children at all cost,” the minister said.


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    Ahmed, Lahore   January 4, 2019 7:54 am/ Reply

    It is definitely a positive step in the right direction. Would also advice Punjab govt. to take stern action against people selling gutka. Eveyrone knows where they can find it and the people behind all this have links inside the govt. and law thats why tgry are fearless.

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