Drug demand and drug supply have a direct bearing on each other. The main concern in Pakistan has been poppy cultivation. A focus on this issue has now resulted in 3 out of 4 provinces becoming poppy free. The hope is that Pakistan will be a poppy free country this year, as they were in 2001.
Pakistan has almost finalised its drug ‘masterplan’ which masterplan which will cover the next five years and provide a roadmap for a comprehensive plan including both law enforcement and rehabilitation.
The drug plan is mostly focusing on the supply side only there is a need to make it demand for drug management side. the drug users rights etc.
The new anti narcotics policy has been drafted in Pakistan. There is a need to make the new policy more rights based. The drug users should be treated as patients not criminals.