DRUG ABUSE IN KARACHI <br />UzmaShahid<br />Salman Zia<br />MubashirShahid<br />
DRUG ABUSE<br />“Drug abuse is ‘a persistent and usually excessive self-administration of any drug which has resulted in psychological or physical dependence or which deviates from the approved social pattern of the culture’”.<br />ITHAS BEEN WITH MANKIND FROM THE BEGINNING<br />Predating 4000BC: Early Egyptians traced to have been Wine drinkers<br />4000 BC: Narcotics; and by<br />2737 B.C: Medicinal use of marijuana in China.<br />
SOME STARTLING WORLD STATISTICS BASED ON UNODC DATA<br />
Pre partition > a licensing system allowing for legalized production of opium in the region. <br />Islamization > Hudood Ordinance > BAN on the cultivation, production, sale and use of narcotics within Pakistan. <br />The new law closed the door for legal outlets of drugs but marked the start of illegal availability and use.<br />HISTORICALLY and even today Khyber Pakhtunkhawa (in particular) and Baluchistan (to a smaller extent), along the Western terrain of Pakistan, serve as sources of opium(Amount though is quite small)<br />
According to a survey in 2005 there are about 3.5 million drug abusers in Pakistan, and they are growing at an annual rate of 7%.<br />
Law enforcing agencies: <br />Anti Narcotics Force(ANF)<br />Frontier Corps (FC),<br />Pakistan Customs,<br />Police<br />Pakistan Rangers<br /> Airport Security Force (ASF)<br />Pakistan Coast Guards<br />
RESEATCHG<br />RESEARCH<br />Drug Abuse in Karachi<br />OBJECTIVE<br />Why is it happening?<br />Who is the abuser?<br />What substances are being abused?<br />Is their guilt about this behavior?<br />Are drugs readily available across the city?<br />METHODOLOGY<br />Primary research: Focus Group<br />Secondary Research: Literature review, past research paper, Government website and documents<br />
Drugs are easily available for purchases all over the city</li></li></ul><li>RECOMMENDATIONS<br />DRUG EDUCATION AND PREVENTION <br />TREATMENT <br />MEDIA AWARENESS DRIVE<br />LAW ENFORCEMENT<br />SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS, RESEARCH ON THE ISSUE OF DRUG ABUSE<br />PARENTS DUTY<br />MEDIA AWARENESS DRIVE<br />ENFORCEMENT <br />
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