Naswar banned in Arab countries as they declared it drug

 Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) has prohibited all visitors traveling from Pakistani airports with Naswar to Arab countries 

Arab countries have listed Naswar (powdered tobacco snuff ) mostly consumed in Pakistan and Afghanistan as a drug and banned its use from Monday January 03,2022. Not a good news for all those people who cannot imagine living without Naswar. Now they will not be carry Naswar with them to Arab countries in Middle East,  

After the announcement by the Middle East countries, the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has placed banners at different airports urging the passengers not to travel to Arab countries with Naswar. It said that carrying Naswar while travelling is a crime and if Naswar is found in someone’s luggage in any Arab country, he or she will be severely penalized.

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) on Monday announced a ban on carrying Naswar during air travel. The act has been deemed a punishable offence. According to a notification by the CAA, all the airports in the country have been alerted about ban on carrying Naswar.

The notification mentioned that all the Arab countries have included Naswar in the list of narcotics and that from here on out, strict action will be taken against passengers carrying Naswar in their luggage.

The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has recently called for coordination and cooperation among all agencies to help effectively control drugs in the country. The ANF directed for frequent counter-narcotics interaction at the provincial and federal levels.

The ANF has prohibited all visitors from travelling with Naswar to Arab countries. Earlier, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) had declared a ban on eating Gutka Naswar and Paan at the Jinnah International Airport Karachi.

According to a notification by the CAA, the ban would be applicable for all airport staff including the CAA department. Strict action would be taken against any employee if caught eating Gutka and Naswar at premises of the airport, said the CAA notification.

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