The use of narcotics in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is a rising issue, specifically the cultivation of opium. A new wave of drugs has also found itself infiltrating the trade market in the form of synthetic drugs (ecstasy pills and methamphetamine). The influence of Afghanistan and subsequently the new Taliban government alongside the current initiatives and policies of Pakistan have had varying impacts on the rise and fall of these narcotics.
The cruel existence of acid crimes in Pakistan has influenced the lives of numerous victims. Pakistan’s legislative regime as well as cases regarding acid attacks have attempted to do their bit in curbing such attacks. Nevertheless, moving forward, the country needs to target grass-root problems that lie at the helm of such vile crimes against humanity.