Tag Archives: Drugs

Two drug peddlers held, drugs, arms seized

WAZIRABAD – Wazirabad Sadar police, in a raid on a house in Thathi Arain, Allahabad, arrested Goga Khan and his brother-in-law Zahid Khan and recovered 8kg charas, 2kg heroin, 2kg opium, a pistol, a dagger and Rs 200,000 from them.
ARREST OF JOURNALIST’S KILLERS DEMANDED: Wazirabad Press Club President Iftikhar Ahmad Butt and some other members have strongly condemned the brutal killing of journalist M Asghar and demanded action against his killers. In a joint statement, they

Health Ministry moves against spurious drugs

ISLAMABAD – On the directives of National Assembly Standing Committee on Health, Ministry of Health here on Friday conducted a crackdown against spurious drugs and cancelled registration of 283 drugs and rejected application for 17 others.
A decision to this effect was taken in the 230th meeting of the ministry’s Drugs Registration Board a few days back. These drugs were found either substandard, adulterated or not in conformity with the Drugs Act 1976.
Last month, the

PGC organises seminar on ‘hazards of drugs’

LAHORE – The Punjab Group of Colleges (PGC), in collaboration with the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) and a non-profit organisation, Aghaz-e-Nau, organised a seminar on “Hazards of Drugs” on Saturday. Renowned scholars, philanthropists and others attended the seminar. The main focus of the seminar was to introduce the “Drug Free Lahore City Project” and educate students about the hazards of drugs. The project is part of the visionary struggle of making Pakistan a drug-free country.

NA body directs banning certain sex drugs

ISLAMABAD – National Assembly Standing Committee on Health on Friday asked the Ministry of Health to remove the entire stoke of unregistered tranquilisers and other drugs used for sexual amusement from the market. The committee, in its meeting held with Dr Nadeem Ehsan in the chair, was informed that these drugs were easily available because the former health minister had given the illegal quota of raw material in huge quantity to produce such medicines.
Dr Azhra Fazal MNA

66,000 drugs registered under Drug Act 1976

ISLAMABAD – As much as 66,000 drugs have been registered in the country by December 2010, 55,000 of them as active drugs, under Drug Act 1976. According to Pakistan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (PPMA) Chairman Haroon Qasim, around 10,000 are imported drugs while about 1,000 drugs have been de-registered over the last many years for several reasons like international withdrawals, safety recalls etc.
In a statement, he said the registered drugs included medical

‘Sheikh Zayed Hospital to provide drugs and ambulance service to employees’

LAHORE – The Sheikh Zayed Hospital (SZH) will provide free pharmacologic drugs and ambulance service to employees and their families, SZH Chairman and Dean Dr Saeed said on Monday. He said that the administration’s first and foremost duty is to manage patients and look after their needs.
Hospitals are primarily constructed to cure and treat ailments that are contracted by patients, Saeed said. The SZH chairman delineated the fact that he would organise a complaint cell for all

ANF recovers 2,046kg drugs

QUETTA – The Anti Narcotics Force has recovered a large quantity of hidden drugs from Pak-Afghan border area.
As per details, after receiving the secret information, ANF raided and recovered around Rs 2.53 billion, 2,046 Kilogram drugs in the Pak-Afghan border area, Sheen Ghar. According to ANF, smugglers were going send drugs to Iran through Panjhgoor and Turbat.

Liu wins redemption as another drugs case tars Games

GUANGZHOU: Superstar hurdler Liu Xiang won redemption Wednesday in front of home fans for his Beijing Olympic disaster by claiming Asian Games gold on a day tarnished by a second positive doping test.
On day 12 of the showpiece multi-sports event, dominant table-toppers China made the Guangzhou Games its most successful ever in terms of total medals.
Li Caixia’s gold and Li Ling’s silver in the women’s pole vault were the 343rd and 344th for the hosts, surpassing the

Karzai condemns US-Russia drugs operation

KABUL: Afghan President Hamid Karzai reacted with fury Sunday to the first joint US-Russian anti-drugs operation in the war-torn country, saying it happened without permission and violated Afghan sovereignty.
“No organisation or institution has the right to carry out such military operations inside the territory of our country without permission and agreement from the Islamic Government of Afghanistan,” a statement from his office said. “Afghanistan condemns this act by NATO and