Kabul police disperse addicts

In a recent move, the Kabul City Police managed to disperse a big mass of drug addicts in Pul-e-Sokhta area.
Dispersing of addicts (Moving Deads) was controversial to Kabul residents and despite of their dispersing, the Kabul people specially local population claim that large number of them are still commuting in residential areas like moving dead.
In a conversation with The Kabul Times reporter, Shah Wali a local resident said, unfortunately wars have caused large number of our people to either become addict or flee the country. All these addicts are gifts of wars. Their dispersing is not a solution and they should be transferred to treatment centers by the government.
The inhabitants of Pul-e-Sokhta area are happy with dispersing of addicts and claim that they have been rescued from problems but residents of other areas claim that their problems have several fold increased.
Shaziah another local said, these addicts have been dispersed several timesand created more problems to people. Before people knew that they are in a certain place, but now addicts enter the people houses in day light and theft people properties. The authorities concerned should adopt a substantial step to get the people rid of them.
According to her, dispersing of addicts from that place has created negative impacts in society. Addicts have now taken refuge to parks and residential areas.
Defending the addicts dispersing, the KCP authorities said that this step has eliminated the drug traffickers programs. Addressing the media, KCP spokesman Hashmatullah Stanekzay said, we have eliminated all programs of drug traffickers with our sudden attack. Over 2000 addicts had sheltered there under the bridge inside the Kabul river. According to our reports, among them, there were even individuals who had organized crimes and we have confiscated weapons and bayonuts from addicts. Large quantity of drugs were dealt there by drug mafia everyday and they earned huge amount.
We would in no case let them to return and resume their dirty business again.
Kabul inhabitants ask security officials to accommodate addicts in a suitable place, tackle them and treat, and prevent further addiction.
It is said that at present, large number of addicts are under medication in addict treatment centers in capital Kabul but unfortunately after treatment and recovery they resume use of drugs.
Shukria Kohistani

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