Global drug mafia using wealthy youth, govt officials for anti-state activities

Khurram Shahzad 09:25 PM | 26 Jul, 2016
Global drug mafia using wealthy youth, govt officials for anti-state activities
LAHORE (Web Desk) – Global drug mafia has been taking over various cities of Pakistan, deteriorating youth of the country including children of landowners, business tycoons, bureaucrats and prominent government and private sector personalities.

The very drug mafia was famous in supplying unique and rare drugs and their different forms in elite dance parties and underground gigs in different areas of major cities of Pakistan including private residences, farmhouses, hotels and guest houses in Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Faisalabad and other cities, Dunya News reported.

Many young boys and girls were initially invited to the parties and a slightly light dose of cocktail ( a type of drug), Ecstasy tablets, Columbian Cocaine, Molly and MDMA was given to each attendee of the party so that they could get addicted to it and eventually end up buying those drugs in exchange of heavy amounts.

In a report released by secret agencies, the mafia had been spreading across the country at a low yet affective pace. It was believed that top-notch government officials were also seen in the party which could further lead them to addiction. In accordance with their addiction and availability of drugs, it was feared that different tasks could be performed by the officials against the state in order for drug acquisition.

The report also revealed that Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad were the hubs of the drug trade. Johar Town, Satu Katla, Burki Road, Manawan, Gajju Mata, Bedian Road farmhouses, Defence, Shadman, Gulberg and Nasirabad were the areas where dance parties and gigs being organised. Entry ticket for each person varied from Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000. Instead of preventing such trade, the local police were reported offering security for such gatherings.

These costly yet unique drugs were mainly imported from India and Europe. Each Cocktail tablet cost Rs 3000 to Rs 35000, Ecstasy tablet and Columbian Cocaine from Rs 12,000 to Rs 30,000 per gram while the availability of English alcohol was also made sure.

The mafia had also been reported inviting youth from rich and influential families after which their secret videos were made during the time when guests were left helpless in ‘peak rushes’ ( a state when drug fully controls mind and body of the user).

The report further stated that many casualties were reported in such gatherings due to the mixing of low-quality chemicals. A person had been seen selling 3rd class drugs in a block near the area Defence while another drug dealer namely Pervaiz was caught selling harmful and injurious alcohol in the name of English branded alcohols.

Statistics revealed that 472 drug users were shifted to the hospital out of which 32 people were reported dead. Talking to Dunya News, All Pakistan Family Physicians’ President Dr. Tariq Mian said that such drugs directly affect the brain, raises blood pressure which sometimes lead to Brain Hemorrhage.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on June 1, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on June 1, 2023 (Thursday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 310.9 314.15
Euro EUR 330 333.3
UK Pound Sterling GBP 382.5 386.3
U.A.E Dirham AED 84.8 85.6
Saudi Riyal SAR 82.2 83
Australian Dollar AUD 201 203
Bahrain Dinar BHD 758.25 766.25
Canadian Dollar CAD 227 229.2
China Yuan CNY 40.26 40.66
Danish Krone DKK 41.04 41.44
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.39 36.74
Indian Rupee INR 3.45 3.56
Japanese Yen JPY 2.25 2.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 927.17 936.17
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.94 62.54
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.79 174.79
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 740.96 748.96
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.37 79.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 220 222
Swedish Korona SEK 26.36 26.66
Swiss Franc CHF 315.04 317.54
Thai Bhat THB 8.21 8.36

Today's gold rates in Pakistan – June 1, 2023

KARACHI – The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 230,500 on Thursday. The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs197,620.   

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs181,150 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs 211,290.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Karachi PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Islamabad PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Peshawar PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Quetta PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Sialkot PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Attock PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Gujranwala PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Jehlum PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Multan PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Bahawalpur PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Gujrat PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Nawabshah PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Chakwal PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Hyderabad PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Nowshehra PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Sargodha PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Faisalabad PKR 230,500  PKR 2125
Mirpur PKR 230,500  PKR 2125


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