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Pakistan: In This Valley, Trouble Looms Along With The Pot

Fri, 25 Sep 2015 07:00:00 GMT

Washington Post, 25 Sep 2015 - Pakistani Offensive Against Taliban Pushes Tribesmen Off the Land and Threatens Their Hash-Based Livelihood PESHAWAR , PAKISTAN - For decades, Taj Muhammad Afridi had been making stoners mellow around the world.



Pakistan: Pak Determined To Overcome Drug Menace: Bandesha

Mon, 13 Jul 2015 07:00:00 GMT

Pakistan Observer, 13 Jul 2015 - Secretary Narcotics Control spells out steps Interview Kaswar Klasra Monday, July 13, 2015 - Islamabad-Meet the man whom Nawaz Sharif led federal government picked up last year in November as federal secretary Narcotics Control tasking him to save million of Pakistanis from the brunt of Afghan drug.



Pakistan: ANF Gets Equipment To Combat Drug Trafficking

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT

DAWN, 24 Apr 2015 - QUETTA: Canadian High Commissioner Heather Cru-den and UNODC Representative in Pakistan Cesar Guedes handed over essential operational equipment to the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) of Balochistan. The assistance package comprising high-powered binoculars, night-vision devices and personnel safety equipment was received by Brig Adnan Azim, the ANF Commander of Balochistan.



Pakistan: Canadian HC Hands Over Operational Equipment To ANF

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT

Pakistan Observer, 24 Apr 2015 - QUETTA- Canadian High Commissioner, Ms. Heather Cruden, and UNODC Representative in Pakistan, Mr. Cesar Guedes Thursday handed over essential operational equipment to the ANF Balochistan. The assistance package comprising of high powered binoculars, night vision devices and personnel safety equipment was received by Brigadier Adnan Azim, Force Commander ANF Balochistan. Staff from UNODC Pakistan and Canadian High Commission Islamabad were also present on the occasion. The Canadian High Commissioner acknowledged the challenges of drug trafficking being faced by Pakistan as the main transit country and first line of defence.



Pakistan: LTE: The Consequences Of Drugs

Sat, 03 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT

Daily Times, 03 May 2014 - Sir: The statistics of drug abuse in Pakistan, compiled by the report 'Drug Use in Pakistan, 2013', has shocked the legal and medical fraternities. According to this report, more than 4.2 million people are suffering from drug addiction. Most of the time habit-forming drugs are used for recreational purposes. With time, the body demands frequent use, until a time comes when the person can no longer function normally in the absence of such drugs. In Pakistan, opium extracts (hashish and heroin) and Indian hemp are commonly used items. Criminology directly links social crimes and law and order situations to drug usage. The repetitive use of these chemicals causes psychological dependence. When financial and legal constraints make drugs unobtainable, people show violent behaviour and resort to theft, robbery, abduction for ransom, targeted killing and other street crimes. Sociology too blames addiction for disturbing social peace and progress. Compulsive and persistent use of illegal chemicals makes individuals numb to family responsibilities. People are no longer able to hold down jobs, resulting in unemployment, poverty and poor living standards. Marital relations can no more be sustained. This troubled family structure can never guarantee a peaceful and stable society. The government alone cannot force every addict to get himself admitted to rehabilitation centres nor does it have the resources to build such a large number of institutions. Rather the state can help by importing technical services, information, skills and donors to let private health service providers play their role.



Pakistan: Efforts Stressed To End Drug Addiction

Thu, 01 May 2014 07:00:00 GMT

The Nation, 01 May 2014 - HAFIZABAD-The district administration has stressed the need for preparing a comprehensive and integrated plan by the government departments, NGOs and parents to eliminate the menace of drugs and drug addiction which has ruined most of the families. While addressing the meeting of District Anti-Narcotics Committee, he stressed that drug peddlers deserved zero leniency but drug addicts deserved wholehearted sympathies so that they could be rehabilitated and make them useful citizens.



Pakistan: 'Teachers Can Create Awareness, Stem Drug Abuse'

Wed, 27 Jun 2012 07:00:00 GMT

The Express Tribune, 27 Jun 2012 - Teachers can play a significant role in creating awareness among students about drug abuse in Pakistan. This was said by International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) President Dr Sahibzada Sajidur Rehman while addressing a public awareness seminar at the old campus of the university, said a press release. The event was organised by the IIUI's Psychology Department. The department's dean, Dr NB Jumani, Acting Psychology Chairperson Dr Seema Gul, Assistant Professor Dr Tahir Khalily and a large number of students attended the seminar.



Pakistan: Nizami Urges Teachers To Play Due Role

Fri, 30 Mar 2012 07:00:00 GMT

The Nation, 30 Mar 2012 - LAHORE - The use of drugs means to invite death. All the members of society should have an eye on drug addiction and work hard to stop the addicts from using drugs. Only the teachers can create awareness among the new generation about the bad effects of drugs on their lives. Smoking of cigarettes and Shesha are dangerous trends that lead to drug addiction and then to ultimate end that is death. The need of the hour is to create awareness among the masses specially youth about the dangers of addiction.



Pakistan: Addicted to cocaine: Cutting The Line

Sun, 18 Sep 2011 07:00:00 GMT

The Express Tribune, 18 Sep 2011 - It's 2:30 am and the party is still going strong. Several young, well dressed couples sit around one of the many tables that surround the dance floor. On the surface of the table, amid an array of glasses are three bottles of Black Label, of which only one is now half-full. A girl in a short red dress leans towards her boyfriend who is wearing an Armani suit and slurs: "Honey, I think I'm a little too drunk..." Equally inebriated, he smiles back at her, having understood the underlying message. He fumbles through his pockets, fishes out his Blackberry and in a drunken haze, scrolls down to a particular message.