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Police lets a drug peddler go

Police lets a drug peddler go

LAHORE – At a protest, Kahna Nou police arrested Ali Ahmad with 110 grams of Charas, while his companion escaped after throwing 1.5 kg of Charas. Ahmad pointed out that his name was Muhammad Rafique and he was a resident of Ameen Park, Band Road. Police produced Rafique before the magistrate and sought his physical remand of five days to recover Charas from him.
The court refused to grant the remand as the police had already recovered the Charas. Later, Rafique was declared

CCPO in search for a drug free Lahore

LAHORE – On the directions of the Punjab chief minister, Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Muhammad Aslam Tareen has launched the Lahore Drug Free City Project in his capacity as its chairman, and has ordered immediate crackdown on all drug peddlers throughout the city.
CCPO said drug peddlers and dealers not only affected the targeted individuals but their families as well. CCPO ordered the Lahore Police to take stern action against such drug peddlers so Lahore could be made a

Govt oblivious to drug abuse in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

PESHAWAR – Ever rising unemployment, political unrest and inflation are exacerbating the drug addiction situation in Peshawar and the government is least interested, a survey by Pakistan Today revealed.
Not only inflation, the masses in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are subject to various social evils such as abductions, drones, bomb blasts and intense poverty and as much as 5000 residents of the city, including teenagers, use drugs to find an escape from reality, the survey showed.

Medical store owners violating ICT Drug Rules-1989

ISLAMABAD: Several medical stores in Islamabad and its suburbs are being operated by non-pharmacists, which is a violation of Islamabad Capital Territory Drug Rules-1989, Pakistan Today learnt on Sunday. “People without the basic knowledge of pharmacy are running most of the drug stores in Islamabad and its suburbs.
This is the violation of ICT Drug Rules-1989, which stipulate that only a Bachelor in Pharmacy degree holder is eligible to run a medical store’,” said a source in

Policemen arrested for kidnapping drug dealer

FAISALABAD: In a case of abuse of police authority, three policemen were arrested for kidnapping a drug dealer who was recovered later from their custody. CIA SP Ahmed Nasir Virk narrates that he raided a hotel where the accused Ashraf Gujjar, a CIA constable posted at Makkuana, had come to collect ‘monthly tip’ from a notorious drug dealer Ramzan alias Jani, a resident of Factory Area.
Both the constable and the dealer were arrested by the police and during the interrogation,

Rio braces for more violence in drug crackdown

RIO DE JANEIRO: Residents of Rio’s northern slums braced for more violence on Friday as hundreds of reinforcements joined a widening crackdown on drug gangs that has killed at least 30 people in six days.
Armored vehicles rumbled through the pockmarked streets of the Vila Cruzeiro slum on Thursday as elite police units backed by helicopters and snipers battled drug traffickers under a cloud of black smoke from torched buses.
Police claimed to have wrested control of the

Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan begin talks on drug trafficking tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan will consider deepening their cooperation in the fight against drug trafficking in Islamabad on November 24 and 25.
The ministers and senior officials of Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan will discuss deepening their cooperation in their fight against drug trafficking in a series of meetings under the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
The Minister of Counter Narcotics of Afghanistan Zarar Ahmad Moqbel Osmani, the

Bangladesh and Pakistan to fight terrorism, drug trafficking together

ISLAMABAD: The governments of Pakistan and Bangladesh on Monday decided to initiate cooperation in counterterrorism, counter narcotics and drug trafficking.
The fifth round of Pakistan-Bangladesh bilateral consultations was held here with Pakistani side led by Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir and Bangladesh delegation by its Foreign Secretary M Mijarul Quayes.
During the three hour-long discussion, including the lunch hosted by the foreign secretary in honour of the foreign

Dyer defends drug use

Danny Dyer has opened up about his drug use, insisting he “probably always will” take narcotics. The ‘Business’ star was shamed last year when shocking images of him purportedly snorting a line of white powder on a night out with friends was published.
Father-of-two, Dyer has previously admitted taking drugs in the past, and now he has detailed his habit in new autobiography ‘Danny Dyer: Straight Up’.
He writes, “I’ve always taken drugs and I probably always will. But

‘Love is a drug as powerful as morphine and any painkiller’

Passions triggered by the early flushes of a relationship block physical pain in a similar way to painkillers and drugs, a study has shown.
Scientists in the US tested the theory on 15 male and female university students who were in the passionate early stages of a love affair.
They were shown photos of their partners while a computer-controlled heat probe placed in the palms of their hands delivered mild doses of pain.
At the same time, the students had their brains