Increased drug trafficking and drug abuse in Pakistan dramatically in the past decade or so, and this is mainly due to the fact that the importation of drugs from neighboring countries are not regulated. The geographical location of Pakistan near Afghanistan, the world’s largest producer of illicit opium, has ensured that the drug problem will be one of the difficult to solve.
The PIA today’s case, which shed light on the seriousness of the problem of drug abuse has become in Pakistan.
A spokesman for Pakistan International Airlines, Daniel Gilani, came on his Twitter account that a routine check on a plane B-777, which was traveling from Karachi to Jeddah, revealed that about 15 kg of heroin was going by a passenger.
The security forces of the airport and Anti-Narcotics Force in Pakistan, both part of the search process, which was catch the culprit red-handed.
The following is a PIA official press release on the matter:
CEO of PIA, Mr. Bernd Hildenbrand instructed the authorities to conduct an immediate investigation and the investigation of the details on this issue. He also said that the culprit should be made an example out of them, in terms of punishment, so similar incidents can be avoided in the future.
Earlier this month, it reported another case of drug-related in Lahore. It was alleged that a student from Lahore University took drug overdose in hostels at the university. It is no secret that students at many universities are often involved in such activities and it is also common among displaced children problem.
A joint government of Pakistan / Bureau’s report “The problem of drug abuse in Pakistan: results from the National Assessment of 2006” states that 77 percent of the total users of opiate users are chronic champion.
To face drug obsession in Pakistan, it must be especially developed to stop the import of the Afghan region strict laws.
It is gratifying to note that the PIA is taking steps to crack down on the illegal drug trade as well. It may be the national carrier in the news for reasons mostly negative in recent times, but such measures are a step in the right direction to restore some of the pride.