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Robberies, drug addicts increasing in Nimroz, say residents

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Feb 13, 2018 - 09:19
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): A number residents of southwestern Nimroz province are complaining about growing population of drug addicts and increasing robberies, but officials dispute their claims. Hajji Ahmad, who owns a mobile phone shop in Zaranj City,...
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Population of Nimroz drug addicts reaches 13,000

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Jan 14, 2018 - 19:21
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Officials in southwestern Nimroz province say the population of drug addicts has jumped from 11,000 to 13,000 in a span of one year in the province—with most of them returning from neighboring countries. Figures obtained by Pajhwok...
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Increasing drug addicts swarm Nimroz cemeteries

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Aug 27, 2017 - 16:24
ZARANJ (Pajhwok): Local officials in southwestern Nimroz province say nearly 4,000 drug addicts spend their time in cemeteries and on roadsides in a miserable condition in the provincial capital, Zaranj. Mohammad Ali Ghamai, the counternarcotics...
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Population of drug addicts in Nangarhar up by 60pc

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Jul 18, 2017 - 13:02
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The number of drug addicts in eastern Nangarhar province has increased by 60 percent in the past six years, the counter-narcotics department said on Tuesday. The department linked growing addiction to poverty, insecurity, easy...
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80pc Badakhshan addicts return to drugs after treatment

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Jun 14, 2017 - 17:05
FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Local officials in northeastern Badakhshan province have expressed concern at increasing poppy crop cultivation in the province, saying 80 percent rehabilitated drug addicts have returned to the habit due to unemployment. Dr. Gul...
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Thousands of addicts await treatment in Nangarhar

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Jan 25, 2017 - 15:14
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): The Nangarhar counter-narcotics department on Wednesday said the number of drug addicts has increased in the eastern province due to easy access to drugs, unemployment and improper treatment of the addicted people. Idrees Sapi,...
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Increasing drug addicts affects social life in Balkh

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Oct 02, 2016 - 17:31
MAZA-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): The increasing population of drug addicts has negatively affected the social life in northern Balkh province. The office on drug addicts puts the number of individuals addicted to drugs at more than 200,000 and blames the...
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Population of drug addicts in Paktika on the increase

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Aug 11, 2016 - 12:44
SHARAN (Pajhwok): The number of drug addicts including women is on the rise in southern Paktika province, an official said. Sher Ahmad Faizi, head of the Unity Council for Argon district, voiced grave concern at the increasing population of addicts...
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Ex-drug addict runs recovery centre in Helmand

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Jun 23, 2016 - 18:46
LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): A former drug addict has established a treatment centre for drug addicts in the capital of southern Helmand province, the world’s leading opium producing region. Abdul Rahim, who himself used drugs for 10 years, told Pajhwok...
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Heroin destroyed my life, says an addict in Kunduz

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Mar 10, 2016 - 16:26
KUNDUZ CITY (Pajhwok): “I have no status at home among my family members as well as in the society because of my addiction to heroin which has destroyed my life. I want to get rid of it,” says a drug addict in northern Kunduz province. Ahmad Farid,...
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Drug addict dies from cold beneath Faryab bridge

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Jan 15, 2016 - 12:08
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): A drug addict died of harsh weather conditions on Thursday night in Maimana, the provincial capital of northern Faryab province, an official said on Friday.
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Addicts steal historic books from Jawzjan library

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Dec 14, 2015 - 16:25
SHIBERGHAN (Pajhwok): Drug addicts in Shiberghan city, the capital of northern Jawzjan province, have stolen dozens of historic and important books from the public library for finding money to purchase drugs, an official said on Monday. “Tens of...
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92pc of cured but jobless addicts return to drugs

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Nov 03, 2015 - 20:15
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghan government would contact five Indian pharmaceutical companies to purchase high quality medicines from them and would struggle to collect and cure drug addicts in a specific building in Kabul, the Meshrano Jirga was told...
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Number of drug addicts reaches 200,000 in Balkh

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Aug 11, 2015 - 18:18
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Civil society groups campaigning against drug abuse on Tuesday said the population of drug addicts had reached above 200,000 individuals in northern Balkh province.
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Drug addicts on the increase in Balkh capital

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Aug 10, 2015 - 16:22
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Security officials say drug addicts from various northern provinces have arrived in Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of northern Balkh province, somehow disturbing social life in the city. Balkh police chief Brig. Gen. Syed...
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