Letter: Drug dealing and the role of government in Quetta

Various drugs like Opium, Heroin, Hashish, and Marijuana are easily available and purchasable in different parts of Quetta. One simply finds drug- addicts in every nook and corner of the city; however, the concerned authorities are watching all this illegal and dirty business as a silent spectator.

Concerned authorities have turned a blinded eye towards elements involved in this hideous trade. Sometime, when some NGOs put pressurize the authorities’ so they carry out action against addicts but not against elements involved in the business. Drug addicts are meted out ill- treatment by law enforcement agencies as well as masses instead of dealing them as patient.

The government and concerned authorities are requested to take action against such elements and our youth should be protected from this curse otherwise we would face destructive results. Moreover, government should come up with proper planning to treat drug addicts as patients and extra-ordinary steps should be taken for treatment and recovery.

Ameer Hamza, Quetta

Published in The Balochistan Point on August 26, 2016

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