The antinarcotics division seems to be helpless as druse in Islamabad, Pakistan, is on a rise. The Islamic Republic's capital, which is home to over a million residents, has seen over 3,500 drugs-related cases registered in the past four years. The federal government has announced a ‘comprehensive’ campaign to eradicate the use of drugs among the youth. “Drug mafias are playing with the dignity of Pakistan and future of helpless Pakistanis,” said Minister of State for Interior Shehryar Afridi while addressing a ceremony on January 29. “We will launch an exhaustive crackdown against them.” Three areas in Islamabad – Tarnol, Bhara Kahu and Aabpara — seem to be the focus of drug dealers, according the Islamabad police report. Related: Watch Peshawar student confess to using world’s most addictive drug In Tarnol, 39 cases were registered in 2015, 55 in 2016, 135 in 2017 and the number shot up to to 151 in 2018. In Bhara Kahu, 123 cases were logged at police stations in the last year. The number of registered cases was 52 in 2015, 38 in 2016 and 83 in 2017. In Aapbara the situation is no different. The number of registered cases at the Aabpara police station doubled last year as compared to 2015. As many as 54 FIRs were lodged in 2015 and 117 in 2018. But the chief of the capital police, Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan, is determined to stop this. Related: 50% drug users in Peshawar relapse “The police have got leads regarding the involvement of some students who supply drugs into educational institutions,” the IG said. “We are also working on an awareness programme for the youth. We will head to other institutions to collaborate with us for the programme,” he added. The Islamabad police recovered narcotics worth millions of rupees in raids during the last four years, according to the report. The police aim to rid the city of narcotics soon.

The antinarcotics division seems to be helpless as druse in Islamabad, Pakistan, is on a rise. The Islamic Republic’s capital, which is home to over a million residents, has seen over 3,500 drugs-related cases registered in the past four years.

According to the police, a substantial number of university, college, and even school going students are taking different kinds of drugs.

The Federal Government has been claiming for a long time about their mission to eradicate drugs from the federal capital.

Interior Minister of State Shehryar Afridi says that drug mafias are playing with the dignity of Pakistan and future of helpless Pakistanis.

“We will launch an exhaustive crackdown against them,” he added while talking at an event in Islamabad.

The police reports have shown that  Tarnol, Bhara Kahu and Aabpara vicinities of Islamabad are centers for drug dealers.

Inspector General Islamabad Police Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan says that the police have got leads regarding the involvement of some students who supply drugs into educational institutions

“We are also working on an awareness programme for the youth. We will head to other institutions to collaborate with us for the programme,” he said.

Summary of FIRs in Drug-related cases:

# Vicinity 2015 2016 2017 2018
1 Tarnol 39 55 135 151
2 Bhara Kahu 52 38 83 123
3 Aapbara 54 NA NA 117

During raids at various locations in Islamabad, the Islamabad police recovered drugs worth millions of Pakistani Rupees.