Keeping an Eye on Marijuana in Mingora

Posted on January 16, 2010
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Law & Justice, Photo of the Day
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The picture is an old one. And too much had happened in Mingora since this was taken for this to be funny, or even interesting, any more. But since I just saw it I thought I would share.

The sign says: “Pakistan Narcotics Control Board Investigating Unit” and it is from Mingora, Swat. What makes it noteworthy is that patch of marijuana growing right in front of the sign. It has been featured on both the book and the website called Signspotting and I found it first on the website of the British newspaper Telegraph.

I guess, the agency was “keeping an eye” on marijuana in Mingora! But in their defense, such jungli clumps are really not the issue in narcotics control in Pakistan. The game is far bigger than that. But, then, any reader who remembers this gruesome billboard from the Punjab Anti-Narcotics Board will know that are drug fighters are not really big on subtle messaging.

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13 responses to “Keeping an Eye on Marijuana in Mingora”

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  2. Common guys, lets just start waking up. Cannabis sub species Hemp that is devoid of all psychoactive THC is the new kid on global economic block. I am working of cultivation of industrial hemp to uplift economic conditions in northern areas of Pakistan. Any one interested can join my hands. looking forward to hear..

  3. Sadia Hussain says:

    Hilarious indeed !!!!!!!!!!!!!! On a different note the Taliban have shown tolerance to narcotics in the recent times as now it is being used for fund generation.

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