Drug abuse rampant in Islamabad's Walled City

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Islamabad, July 12 (ANI): The Walled City in Islamabad - known for its rich heritage and culture - is teeming with drug addicts today, according to a new survey.

During the last six months, the bodies of almost 168 unidentified drug addicts have been recovered from various parts of the city.

In all these areas, every death has occurred because of drug abuse, mortuary officials claim.

Out of these unidentified persons, about 152 were male, one eunuch and 15 females.

And the reason for this rampant abuse is the narrow, interlinking streets in these areas.

The police said that these streets were not only narrow, but were like a maze and that drug users took advantage of this to make easy escapes whenever police try to pursue them.

"Yes, these narrow streets are aiding in the escape of these drug addicts. However, the police is continuing routine patrols and is arresting any drug addict in these areas on sight," The Daily Times quoted Khalid Mehmood Khan, the deputy superintendent of police (DSP) of the area concerned, as saying. (ANI)

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