The drug-selling hub that is located right in the centre of the provincial capital is an addicts’ den where even parents are seen engaging in drug abuse right in front of their toddlers. Photo: Dunya News

(Dunya News) – With drugs being sold out in the open – by the bank of a sewage that flows through the city of Quetta, a rise in the popularity of narcotics among the elderly and the young, women and children has been recorded.

The drug-selling hub that is located right in the centre of the provincial capital is an addicts’ den where even parents are seen engaging in drug abuse right in front of their toddlers.

The addicts also include government officials. With their faces covered, the officials visit the vicinity to buy drugs that include heroin, crystal meth and hash.


The drug-selling hub is an addicts’ den where even parents are seen engaging in drug abuse right in front of their toddlers. Photo: Dunya News


Other addicts are reported to carry out thefts in nearby markets in order to buy drugs.

While the exchange of drugs has been going on for decades in the area, the addicts say that the sale of drugs is common all across the city.

In a bid to put an end to this vicious cycle, the police have carried out multiple operations in the locality. But addicts manage to flee the scene at the time of the raid, only to gather again to consume drugs. The police claims to have transferred hundreds of drug addicts to rehabilitation centres.

For more on this, watch a report by Dunya News below.