Plot twist: Heisenberg didn’t die, he just moved to Islamabad to sell crystal meth.
Young people use drugs. That is an undisputed fact globally. While this may be true, the statistics for drug usage amongst the youth vary from country to country. So when last night, a distraught Interior Minister Shehryar Afridi addressed the media about crystal meth usage among students in Islamabad, a lot of the figures didn’t really seem… genuine.
The Minister of State for Interior, claimed, that in the ‘top tier’ schools of Islamabad, he had found that 75% girls and 45% boys were using crystal meth.
Now if true, this is an astounding statistic and highly concerning.
But considering that he provided no information on how exactly he came to this figure, people were a little skeptical of this information.
Minister of State Shehryar ‘Shahzaaib Shahzaaib’ Afridi claims 75% of girls and 45% of boys in elite schools in Islamabad are addicted to ‘ice’(crystal meth). Probably the most absurd ministerial statistic since Rs 55/km helicopter ride cost.
— Hasan Zaidi (@hyzaidi) December 18, 2018
Interior Minister says 75% of girls addicted to drugs in Islamabad schools – Is this approximation verified and how ? Govt or private schools ? If true then what is interior and education ministry doing about it ? @sherryrehman @mosharrafzaidi @Shafqat_Mahmood pic.twitter.com/o8oYD0d4zo
— Mehnaz Akber Aziz (@MehnazAkberAziz) December 18, 2018
When the interior minister talks about ICE WHILE ON ICE CREAM 😀 😂 75% is this guy for real? Whats the study where is…
^ And just saying, this guy scored 22 A’s in his A-Levels so he obviously knows what he’s talking about.
I mean, just, that can’t be right.
I really want to see this "survey" conducted in "top-notch" institutions that revealed 75% girls and 45% boys use crystal meth. That's 3 out of 4 girls. #shehryarafridi How did you get them to tell you they do drugs so easily?
— Samrah Humayun (@samrahhumayun) December 19, 2018
75 percent won't even know what meth is
— Ovais Abowath (@ozabowath) December 18, 2018
The Minister further lamented that parents were completely oblivious to the entire situation. That the crystal meth was being cleverly disguised by drug dealers to seem like candy. He could not stress enough about what an epidemic crystal meth had become in the country’s capital.
And of course, some people agreed that the situation was alarming, even if the Minister’s stats were a little off.
Stats are almost certainly off but meth is a HUGE issue now https://t.co/9Vl3kOoRWI
— Zarrar Khuhro (@ZarrarKhuhro) December 18, 2018
No body is denying the use of meth and its rapid increase everywhere and the situation is going to be worse if not handled on war footings but minster has already declared as situation which is be beyond control
— Dr.SAHIB DAD KHAN (@sahibdadkhan) December 18, 2018
And honestly, even if a single student is using crystal meth, that is definitely a cause for concern. Crystal meth is completely chemical based and one of the most addictive and most dangerous drugs on the planet. And once addicted, the habit is extremely hard to kick, even with the right medical help.
Like always, there were a few people who thought they had the solution to the issue at hand. Legalize hash so students would opt for the ‘natural’ alternative.
In Karachi, I heard ppl calling it "Kistal" Pronounce it like Pistol with a K. We should perhaps legalize hash/weed and shut this chemical stuff down
— Ali Gul Pir (@Aligulpir) December 19, 2018
75 % of girls & only 45% of boys ? Once again the girls lead the way. Don’t know how the H’ble Minister got this statistic unless he’s ‘breaking bad’. The students should patronise local, natural products. Cannabis plants used to grow all over the place in 60s Isloo.
— Omar Ahsan (@omyahsan) December 18, 2018
I mean in our days hash was all we could afford…
— Curious Markhor (@sheeppeesh) December 18, 2018
Then there are those who are blaming the entire situation on Breaking Bad.
Can we blame breaking bad 🤔
— Ahmad Paracha (@minderbinder23) December 18, 2018
#BreakingBad is the inspiration…
— TruePatriot (@TruePatMSEM) December 18, 2018
Any guess who is supplying the Meth? Which teacher is Breaking Bad? pic.twitter.com/pjIh3kbxpC
— Wasif Saleem (@RealSaleemShady) December 18, 2018
Let’s see what steps the government will now take to combat this situation. My hope is that good state subsidized rehabilitation centers will be made, because if students are indeed abusing crystal meth at the rate the Minister is claiming, then good rehabilitation centers are immediately needed to combat the situation and help those afflicted with addictions.
What do you think about these statistics? Let us know in the comments.
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