8.9 million get addicted to drugs every year in Pakistan, Senate body told

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8.9 million get addicted to drugs every year in Pakistan, Senate body told

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Committee apprised 8.9m people in Pakistan become addicted to drugs each year; 35m people directly affected. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Four rupees are spent on each drug addict in the country, a Senate body was informed on Monday.
In a meeting held on Monday with Senator Rehman Malik in chair, Senate’s Standing Committee on Interior and Anti-Narcotics was apprised that approximately 8.9 million people in Pakistan become addicted to drugs every year, while 35 million people are directly affected.

“Pakistan has allocated Rs27 million annually for these addicts,” said Director General Anti Narcotics Force, Major General Khawar Hanif.

Furthering the discussion, Brig Zahid Abdullah said, “There is an estimated $US435billion drug economy in the world whereas a poppy crop of 0.5 million acres was cultivated last year.”

Asked whether the money acquired from drugs is fuelling terrorism, Secretary Anti-narcotics Ghalib Bandesha said, “There is no direct nexus between terrorism and drug money in Pakistan. That is what our investigation revealed.”
 
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Around 7 million drug addicts in Pakistan, Senate told

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics Control was told Monday that around seven million people in Pakistan are drug addicts, while 700 people die every day in the country due to drug-related complications.
The committee, chaired by Senator Rehman Malik, was briefed by the director general (DG) of Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) on the steps undertaken by the Narcotics Control Division for the welfare of those suffering from addiction.
Briefing the committee, ANF DG Maj Gen Khawar Hanif said of an estimated seven million drug addicts in Pakistan, a staggering three million were those who used medicines without prescription.
He said drug-related deaths were greater than those caused by terrorism— the latter kills 39 each day compared to the 700 deaths from drug addiction every day.
The committee was apprised that Pakistan had been declared a “poppy-free” country since 2011. But the area under poppy cultivation in Afghanistan has increased from 7,000 hectors to 225,000 hectors, the committee was told.
Responding to a question, the ANF DG said officials from 32 countries had been deputed in Pakistan for narcotics control but no Pakistani official had served abroad— except in Iran.
ANF has four hospitals to rehabilitate addicts, while another was being established in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Of the 33 approved ANF police stations, 28 were active, the Senate body was apprised.
The ANF DG lamented that his force received no direct funding from other sources, which resulted in complete dependence on the ministry of finance.
“But Saudi Arabia provided us with scanners that were installed at Wagha border and negotiations are ongoing with China for provision of equipment,” he said.
Maj Gen Hanif said major problems plaguing the ANF concerned equipment and accommodation.
He informed the committee that 106 drug gangs, including 13 international gangs, had been busted this year with drug confiscations amounting to Rs550 million. Around 344 people have been prosecuted in 2015, while 426 were prosecuted in 2014; 540 in 2013 and 552 in 2012.
After the briefing, the Senate committee chief, Rehman Malik, said all television channels should devote 0.5 per cent of air time to raise awareness on the devastations of drug addiction. Malik was of the view that the drug business had a serious role in promoting terrorism.
Secretary Narcotics Control Muhammad Ghalib Ali said the government had framed various laws to curb the menace of drug trafficking, adding that there was no nexus between terrorism and drug cartels in Pakistan.
The meeting was attended by Senators Shahi Syed, Chaudhary Tanvir Khan, Muhammad Ali Khan Saif, Dr Jehanzeb Jamaldini and other senior officials.
 

Bunna

Minister (2k+ posts)
total population = 180 million

assume 30% children (less than 14 year) = 18x30/100 = 54 million
assume 20% old age (waiting to depart) = 18 x 20/100 = 36 million

Remaining population who may be drug addicted = 180 - 54 -36 = 90 million

Half of them are ladies who have rare change of being addicted = 90/2 = 45 million

in 45 million male if 8.9 millions are being drug addicted then 5 years is Kaboom.

The country which do not have census for last 30 years is talking about drug addicts .. LOL.

Most of the people do not know how many children they have, these days.
 

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[h=1]Annual rate of drug abuse in Pakistan peaks at 8.9 million
[/h] Posted on July 6, 2015

ISLAMABAD: An estimated 8.9 million people in Pakistan are believed to be addicted to drugs every year while another 35 million are directly affected them as was revealed during a meeting of the Senate’s Standing Committee on Interior and Anti-Narcotics under the chairmanship of Senator Rehman Malik on Monday.

The Director General Anti Narcotics Force, Major General Khawar Hanif stated that a budget of Rs. 27 million has been allocated annually for the treatment of addiction.
Brigadier Zahid Abdullah said, “Poppy crop of 0.5 million acres was cultivated last year whereas the drug economy of the world is estimated to be $US435 billion.”
According to a statement by the Secretary of Anti-Narcotics, Ghalib Bandesha, “Our investigation has revealed that there is no direct nexus between terrorism and drug money in Pakistan.”
Since the drugs are extremely cheap and easily accessible in the country, the abuse of cannabis and heroin is fairly high. Most of the drugs come from Afghanistan, the country that is responsible for at least 75% of the world’s heroin.

More than 3 million Pakistanis between the ages of 15 and 64 use heroin regularly and that there are almost five million cannabis users addicted to smoking high-grade hashish called charas as per statistics stated by United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

An estimate of 44 tons of processed heroin is consumed annually in Pakistan which is two to three times more than America’s consumption. Pakistan is said to be a drug-trafficking hub for international markets as 110 tons of heroin and morphine is brought from Afghanistan through the country.


http://www.asiadespatch.org/2015/07/06/annual-rate-of-drug-abuse-in-pakistan-peaks-at-8-9-million/
 

slave of Allah

Senator (1k+ posts)
total population = 180 million

assume 30% children (less than 14 year) = 18x30/100 = 54 million
assume 20% old age (waiting to depart) = 18 x 20/100 = 36 million

Remaining population who may be drug addicted = 180 - 54 -36 = 90 million

Half of them are ladies who have rare change of being addicted = 90/2 = 45 million

in 45 million male if 8.9 millions are being drug addicted then 5 years is Kaboom.

The country which do not have census for last 30 years is talking about drug addicts .. LOL.

Most of the people do not know how many children they have, these days.
dont know about rest of the county but in islamabad every one teen out of 3 is addicted..and heroin rate is very high..girls and guys
 

slave of Allah

Senator (1k+ posts)
no its not even about money..generation ko khrb kr rhay hain hamari..good way to bring this nation down..they provide it for free..many NGOs supply drugs to youngsters
 

khan.can

Councller (250+ posts)
RANGERS and so called intelligence agencies grow up and go track form where this narcotics are imported, transported and then sold to poor people in Pakistan rather going after Firta/Zakat slips which is very soft target...
Establishment take ownership of so called Pakistan Protection Act (PPA) yet drugs and arms are easily available and used everywhere in the country....Please don't tell us now that India is involved in it too!!!
 
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