Taliban’s war on drugs

Afghanistan is the world’s largest opiate supplier and looks to remain so even with the Taliban in power. Now as the contested rulers, the Taliban have vowed to end the surge of addiction, even if by force, but questions remain

SRK’s manager pays visit to Aryan Khan in NCB custody

MUMBAI: Shahrukh Khan’s manager has visited Aryan Khan in custody over the drug smuggling case. Aryan Khan, Son of the famed actor Shahrukh Khan was arrested recently from a cruise ship over the issue of drugs smuggling case in Mumbai.

ANF foils drugs smuggling bid from Islamabad airport

ISLAMABAD: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) in an operation at Islamabad airport foiled an attempt to smuggle drugs into the UK and arrested the accused. According to details, the anti-narcotics force foiled drug trafficking in the UK and seized 4 kg

World Anti-Drug Day: Why is the number of addicts increasing every year?

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is being observed all over the world, including Pakistan, while the number of drug addicts is increasing with each passing year, which is an alarming situation. Every year, various agencies, including the Anti-Narcotics

Rana Sanaullah summoned for indictment on Feb 4 in drugs case

LAHORE: An anti-narcotics court in Lahore deferred indictment of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah and other accused in the drug recovery case. During the hearing on Saturday, the lawyer of the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) told the court

10 arrested by coastguards for possessing narcotics, banned items

KARACHI: Pakistan Coastguards continued their operations in Sindh and Balochistan and arrested ten people while millions worth of illegal substances were taken into custody. In the past week, the coastguards continued their operation against illegal and smuggled products. The operation

Drugs recovered from courier firm’s office, smuggler arrested

KARACHI: An Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) raided the offices of a private courier company and recovered parcels containing banned narcotics. ANF officials conducted a raid at the offices of a courier company located near Indus Chowrangi in Korangi receiving an intelligence-based

University employee arrested for selling drugs to students

ISLAMABAD: A university employee has been caught selling drugs to students in the federal capital. Islamabad Police in this regard arrested a drug dealer, also an employee at the university selling drugs to students at Quaid-i-Azam University during an anti-drug

Four drug peddlers arrested in Charsadda

PESHAWAR: Police continued its crackdown on drug peddlers and narcotics dealers and arrested four suspects from various parts of Charsadda. City Police launched an operation and arrested one suspect for peddling narcotics and three others for selling methamphetamine (crystal meth).

Police seize 12kg drugs from rickshaw in Karachi

KARACHI: Police conducted an anti-narcotics operation and arrested a suspect carrying narcotics in a rickshaw. Upon directives of SSP City District Sameer, Jackson Police SHO Malik Adil formed a team along with Subinspector Raja Intizar. During snap checking, police stopped

Customs recover Rs1.6 billion worth heroin from oil tanker

GWADAR: Model Customs Collectorate (MCC) in Gwadar foiled an attempt to smuggle narcotics in the country worth around Rs1.6 billon, considered one of the biggest drug busts in several years. While acting on the directives of Chief Collector Customs Balochistan

Female drug peddler arrested in Karachi

KARACHI: Police on Friday conducted an operation and arrested a drug-peddling woman in Karachi. The Sukhan police station conducted a raid after receiving a tipoff in Rehri Goth and took the woman identified as Sharifa alias Aalia was taken into

Deepika Padukone questioned in Bollywood drugs probe

MUMBAI: Top Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has been questioned by India’s narcotics agency in an escalating drugs probe following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput earlier this year. Padukone arrived at the Narcotics Control Board’s (NCB) office in Mumbai

Coastguards recover 450kg drugs in Balochistan

KARACHI: The Pakistan Coast Guards (PCG) foiled a smuggling attempt and arrested a large quantity of narcotics. The PCG seized a huge quantity of drugs during operation at Naka Khari checkpost near Winder in Balochistan. Around 450 kilograms of cannabis

Swati calls for eradicating drugs menace in educational institutes

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Narcotics Control Azam Khan Swati said that the prime minister has tasked him to purge the country from the menace of narcotics drugs and save children which are the future of Pakistan. The minister chaired a

Rana Sanaullah’s indictment deferred in drugs recovery case

LAHORE: An anti-narcotics court deferred the indictment of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah from appearing in a drug case till 12th September. The counsel for the PML-N leader submitted a plea for exemption from personal appearance due to

5 life saving medicines under 60 rupees

The pharmaceutical sector has been criticized for charging exorbitant prices making healthcare out of the reach of many people. There are many medicines available at cheap and affordable rates making them accessible and providing effective treatment. Nifedipine – Price Rs24.85

Coast Guards arrest four women for smuggling drugs

KARACHI: Pakistan Coast Guards (PCG) on Tuesday arrested four women from a passenger van and recovered drugs from their possession. According to the PCG spokesman, the law enforcement authorities intercepted a suspicious vehicle at Winder checkpost travelling from Quetta to

Two drug peddlers arrested, 13 kgs contraband seized

KARACHI: Police have foiled a drug smuggling attempt and seized 13 kilograms of the contraband in Karachi. Two suspects were also arrested after police conducted an operation in Model Colony. A case has been lodged against the suspects named Saddam

World leaders launch plan to speed up COVID-19 drugs, vaccine

GENEVA: World leaders pledged to accelerate work on tests, drugs and vaccines against COVID-19 and to share them around the globe. However, the United States did not take part in the launch of the World Health Organisation (WHO) initiative. French

Pharmaceutical companies and pandemic

The role of pharmaceutical companies during a global pandemic is crucial and cannot be undermined. The doctor diagnoses the ailment and issues a prescription regarding the necessary treatment but then it is the pharmaceutical company that provides the medicine for

Motorway Police recover drugs from parked vehicle in Rawalpindi

RAWALPINDI: The Motorway police have recovered drugs from an abandoned vehicle near Rawalpindi on Saturday. According to reports, the perpetrators attempted to smuggle 37 kilograms of charas in a truck, which they later parked on the side of the motorway,

Deterrence against drugs abuse

Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched a mobile app featuring information on narcotics to control drug abuse among youth. Children are the most vulnerable section of our society and are being exposed to drugs, but how an app will control

PM launches ‘Zindagi’ app to control drug abuse

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday formally launched the Zindagi app – a mobile application providing information on drugs abuse and narcotics control. Addressing the ceremony, the prime minister said drugs are destroying the life of our youth and

Heroin smuggling foiled at Lahore airport

LAHORE: The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) team claimed to have recovered heroin from a Doha-bound flight passenger at the Allama Iqbal International airport in Lahore. According to ANF sources, the ANF security checked the luggage of a Doha-bound passenger and recovered

Govt to form stringent laws curbing synthetic drugs: Afridi

ISLAMABAD: Minister for SAFRON and Narcotics Control Shehryar Khan Afridi on Thursday said that the government is planning legislation to ensure stringent laws to curbing synthetic drugs. Addressing the participants of a seminar held on drugs abuse and behavioural change,

ASF foils drug smuggling bid at Islamabad International Airport

ISLAMABAD: Airport Security Force thwarted a drug smuggling bid and seized 400 grams of hashish at the New Islamabad International Airport. According to the ASF officials, the hashish was seized from a passenger identified as Nassem, resident of Kurram Agency,

Sindh, federal government agree to control narcotics malpractice

KARACHI: CM Murad Ali Shah presided over a high-level meeting of provincial and federal narcotics controlling agencies who have decided to launch intelligence-based operations against drug trafficking. The meeting was specially attended by Federal Minister for Narcotics Shaharyar Afridi. All

Smuggling: Balochistan’s PCG seizes up to 1000kg drugs

PASNI: Pakistan Coast Guards (PCG) has seized fine quality of Hashish drugs from Shadi Kaur near Baloshistan. DG PCG Brigadier Saqib Qamar told the media that a total of 1,820 kg of fine quality of hashish dumped in the desolate

Man nabbed for smuggling drugs at Lahore Airport

LAHORE: A man has been nabbed for trying to smuggle more than 6000 capsules filled with drugs at the Allama Iqbal International Airport on Wednesday. Security guards nabbed Nazeer Khan, a resident of district Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for smuggling 6000