4 March 2014 - Islamabad - UNODC Country Office Pakistan Representative Cesar Guedes and Mian Zulqarnain Amir Joint Secretary Narcotics Control Division launched the Drug Use in Pakistan 2013 Report today in Islamabad. The report reveals a substantial proportion of Pakistan's population aged 15 to 64 suffer from the devastating consequences of substance abuse. The Report estimates that six per cent - or 6.7 million adults in Pakistan - used drugs in the previous year.
Islamabad - Officials from the Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) and Customs were trained in the use of state-of-the-art testing equipment for narcotics and chemicals at the ANF Academy in Islamabad in January. The programme was the next phase following training courses held in August 2013. Conducting a programme in multiple phases helps to ensure the sustainability of lessons learned and provides trainees [Read More]
A three-day training course on 'Drug and Precursors Identification' was held in Islamabad 10 - 12 February. The course was organized for junior field officers of the Excise and Taxation-Department of Khyber Paktunkhwa through UNODC's Sub-Programme on Illicit Trafficking and Border Management.