The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Police began a crackdown on crystal meth (ice) in Peshawar and said that due to the lack of legislation the sellers were easily released from courts. Moreover, the campaign against the drug is on the high in the city.
According to a local media report, SSP Operations Javed Iqbal said that the ‘Ice-Free Peshawar Campaign’ was meant to eliminate crystal meth from the city as the drug’s use wasn’t declining despite the arrest of its sellers and paddlers.
Moreover, it was reported that there is a need to create awareness about the harmful effects of crystal meth on human health by engaging electronic and print media, religious scholars and administrations of colleges and universities.
The police had written to the provincial government for legislation against crystal meth, a law was being drafted to criminalise its sale and use.