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By: H.N In the past 20-year, Afghanistan has been known as the world’s leading producer of opium. Despite the fact that millions of dollars have spent combating drugs and opium in Afghanistan, in addition to the implementation of programs by donors and the international community, however, these efforts have not only failed, but many Afghans […]
In the past 20-year, Afghanistan has been known as the world’s leading producer of opium. Despite the fact that millions of dollars have spent combating drugs and opium in Afghanistan, in addition to the implementation of programs by donors and the international community, however, these efforts have not only failed, but many Afghans became addicted to this evil phenomenon which ultimately, the graph of poppy cultivation, production and smuggling exceeded 95 percent.
Unfortunately, during the past 20-year, Afghanistan remained as the world’s biggest opium producer with 3.5 million addicts inside the country.
Since, Islamic Emirate swept into power, a strategic approach to tackle narcotics menace was needed. Thus, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has issued a decree outlining comprehensive measures for the prevention and control of drugs within the country.
In fact, this decree reflects the government’s commitment to combatting the scourge of narcotics and underscores the importance of a concerted effort to safeguard the well-being of Afghan society.
Moreover, it represents a pivotal step towards addressing one of the most pressing challenges facing Afghan society.
Furthermore, the decree reflects the Islamic Emirate’s commitment to upholding Islamic principles, which condemn drug abuse and its detrimental effects on individuals and society.
By prioritizing the prevention and control of drugs, the government of Afghanistan seeks to promote a healthier and more prosperous future for all Afghan citizens.
Implementation of this decree remains as one of the top priority for IEA and more importantly, rapid actions were taken by relevant authorities, including the establishment of 5000 beds and 1000 beds rehabilitation centers and an equipped campus having all the necessary facilities for drug addicts.
In addition, more than 100,000 drug addicts were collected from Kabul and provinces and sent to rehabilitation centers, of which 80,000 have been reintegrated with their families and the remaining 20,000 are under treatment.
Furthermore, vocational training programs are also initiated within the campus by professional instructors for drug addicts.
As a result, poppy cultivation has been reduced to zero across the country, the production and trafficking of narcotics has been strictly prohibited, and drug addicts are being treated in the light of a proper mechanism.
In short, the Supreme Leader’s decree on drug prevention in Afghanistan signals a proactive and determined effort by the Islamic Emirate to tackle the narcotics menace head-on. Through a combination of targeted measures and strategic initiatives, the government aims to safeguard the well-being of its citizens and pave the way for a brighter future for Afghanistan.
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