Islamabad:United Nation’s Office on Drugs and Crime’s is launching the World Drug Report 2011 at 11:00 on 25 June 2012 at the National Library Auditorium, Islamabad. This event will include a presentation focusing on drug challenges in Pakistan. Mr. Javed Iqbal, Secretary Ministry of Narcotics Control and Major General Malik Zafar Iqbal, Director General Anti Narcotics Force will be participating.
The World Drug Report provides an overview of recent trends and the drug situation in terms of production, trafficking, consumption and the consequences of illicit drug use in terms of treatment, drug-related diseases and drug-related deaths.
It also presents a long-term perspective on the characteristics and evolution of the drug problem and the main factors that shaped it. It discusses the main characteristics of the contemporary drug problem, followed by an overview of the shifts observed over last few decades, before concluding with an analysis of the driving factors that shaped the evolution of the drug problem, including a brief outlook for its likely future direction.