Central & South Asia
Heroin addiction on the rise in Pakistan
Islamabad struggles to cope with the spike in heroin addiction across the country.
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2011 04:43

Pakistani government may be making a steady progress in its battle against the Taliban in the tribal territories.

But it seems the country has already lost the battle against the growing menace of heroin addiction, which is on the rise.

Next door neighbour Afghanistan is the largest producer of opium, a key ingredient of heroin. Despite a ban on the crop in Pakistan, opium is making its way in through the borders.

Al Jazeera's Kamal Hyder reports from Peshawar.

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