Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

The counter Narcotics Campaign is Not Successful

Absolutely, poppy cultivation has been a big challenge and there are various creditable reports about linkage between security crisis and the rising poppy cultivation, its processing and trafficking. It is the main source of Taliban-led militants' budget, and finances both militants and their Al-Qaeda ally to hold attacks on Afghan civilians, security forces and Kabul's foreign allies.

Moreover, it is not only dealing tragic blows to people indirectly through financing terror networks and international Mafia, but also victimizing people directly. The number of people who consumes drugs in Afghanistan is alarmingly high and, reports show, the number is having ascending trend.

The perspective is grim. People who have addiction will impose a great burden on society, because they are unable to work or be employed by companies or by individuals. Here addicted people are viewed as those who are the, so-called, vicious and regarded as stigma for family and relatives.

In addition, addicted people are not capable enough to do manual work, in which major part of Afghan employees are engaged due to widespread illiteracy among aged people. The worst part of the story is that that addiction is growing far larger among youngsters in comparison to other aged groups.

The human resource in Afghanistan is already in a suffering state, and it is going to be in need of human resource equally to other natural resources to finance and run economy and socio-political stability. Indubitably, addicted people would not be take part in reestablishment and development of the country, but rather will cause social problems like pick-pocketing and etc.

However efforts have been made but analysts always complain about insufficiency of innovative measure to stop the country moving to pitfalls. On Tuesday, 6 Sept. Meshran-Jirgah said that the government and the international community had failed in their efforts to counter narcotics in Afghanistan, asking the authorities concerned to answer questions raised by lawmakers in this regard.

The upper also decided to summon the Ministers of After a prolonged discussion on the issue, the upper house decided to summon the Minister of Counter Narcotics, his deputy and Head of Counter Narcotics at the Attorney General's Office to brief the senate on week.

The Senate chairman, Fazl Hadi Muslimyar, criticized that the international community and Afghan government had been unable get rid of the menace of narcotics.