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‘New govt should to prevent cultivation, production of drugs’

‘New govt should to prevent cultivation, production of drugs’

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4 Sep 2021 - 16:38
‘New govt should to prevent cultivation, production of drugs’
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4 Sep 2021 - 16:38

KABUL (Pajhwok): A young woman, who became addicted to drugs due to domestic violence and is currently receiving medical treatment, has urged the Islamic Emirate to stop cultivation, production and trafficking of drugs to save the lives of young people from being ruined.

Zarmina, 23, who is currently being treated at the 100-bed addict’s center in Afshar area of Kabul, told Pajhwok Afghan News that she started consuming drugs due to domestic violence.

She got married without her consent at the age of 12 and is now the mother of two children. Her husband is also an addict who lives with dozens of other addicts under a bridge in Kabul and her children sell drugs.

She asked the Afghanistan Islamic Emirate to prevent cultivation, production and trafficking of drugs.

Marina, 25, who has been addicted to drugs since she was 15, said her husband used drugs and also forced her to use them.

“Before I got married, I did not realize that my husband was a heroin addict, his family would beat me, and my life with him was a hell,” he said.

Marina added that she had repeatedly decided to quit addiction, but because her husband still consumed the drugs so he had not been able to quit it.

Abdul Hamid, 30, Marina’s husband, said he had been using drugs, including tablet K.

“I started using drugs with friends who used everything from cigarettes to heroin and ice and I started with them,” he added.

All the interviewees called on the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan to stop the cultivation, production and trafficking of narcotics.

Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, had told several press conferences in Kabul that drugs had ruined the lives of many people, especially the country’s youth, and must be stopped.

He said the IEA was committed to preventing the cultivation, trafficking and production of narcotics in the country, but the international community must work with Afghanistan in this area.

According to the Ministry of Public Health, there are about three million drug addicts in the country, and this number is increasing.


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