Pakistanis consume $1.2bn of heroin every year: UN


Senator (1k+ posts)

Islamabad, June 25(ANI): Pakistanis consume 1.2 billion dollars worth of heroin every year, according to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.

The data on Pakistan drug consumption was released as part of the 2011 World Drug Report, the UNODP's flagship publication which compares global production, consumption, trafficking and prices of several different types of drugs, including opium/heroin, coca/cocaine, amphetamine-type stimulants and cannabis.

The report states that Pakistan's geographic location makes it vulnerable to the threat of drug usage and trafficking since Afghanistan produces almost 90 per cent of the world's opium and heroin, of which almost 40 per cent is trafficked through Pakistan, or over 35% of the global total.

According to a UNODC statement, the fact that poppy growing Afghan provinces- Helmand, Kandahar and Nimroz- neighbour Pakistan, it makes the country a lucrative trafficking route for Afghan opiates.

"Pakistan is particularly vulnerable to the trafficking of Afghan opiates and this poses a burden on public health, criminal justice and security systems," said Jeremy Douglas, UNODC Representative in Pakistan.

Douglas' thoughts were echoed by Pakistani government officials.

"During transition of drugs from Afghanistan to Pakistan, they are also consumed in the local market and, therefore, are a source of increasing addiction in our country," Narcotics Control Secretary Iftikhar Ahmed said.

"These drugs also benefit criminal groups along drug trafficking routes. Afghan opium production has resulted in negative social, health and economic consequences for Pakistan - we are a victim country," he added.

UN officials told The Express Tribune that the lack of border management also adds to the challenges of controlling the menace of drug trafficking in Pakistan. (ANI)
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Senator (1k+ posts)
we should start herion tourism in pakistan so evey one from foreign can come and allowed to have open drugs one example is shah jamal mazar where western and elite can have open drug with dhol of papo sain now closed so dont go their


Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Tuba under zardari rule that may be but 1.2 Billion is kari luger bill is also 1.2 Billion why is the same , it mean USA give drug to Pakistan whole current government?


Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Credit goes to Sir Hameed Gul and Co.
This is the gift of the UTOPIA, of making Afghanistan 5th Province of Pakistan.

Sir Hameed Gul and co. are the pioneers in giving open opportunity.


Minister (2k+ posts)
Bad habits are soft beds ..very easy to get in and very tough to come out... ya sab logh bhe kesi k baap bahi bachey he hain ... humain rahem mangna chaheya khuda sai aur must treat and take them as patients then criminals ... that 1.2 billion is the price of the drug in international market which is consumed in paksitan... and currently all the drug is smuggled in the supervision of USA forces from Afghanistan to the rest of the world... as Taliban never allowed poppy to be cultivated in their rule.