An Analysis of Government Endeavors for Drug Abuse Sensitization & Eradication: A Case Study of Drug Free Peshawar Project


  • Sohrab Mehmood Khan Student, Department of Political Science, Islamia College Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Faiza Bashir Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Islamia College Peshawar, Pakistan



Drug Abuse, Illicit Drugs , Rehabilitation Centers, Drug Free Peshawar Project, Drug Peddlers


Purpose: The aim of this study is to analyze the government initiatives in the form of “Drug Free Peshawar” to limit access to illicit drugs and illegal drug issues in Peshawar.
Design/Methodology/Approach: Agenda setting, priming and farming theory is used in this study. Qualitative method is used in this study to analyze the data collected from district office Peshawar.
Findings: The results revealed that the pervasiveness of drug abuse among males in the general population is significant. Economic burden, disturbed family environment, violence, and psychological problems are other consequences of drug abuse in the family.
Implications/Originality/Value: The study suggests that to make their efforts fruitful, there is a need for public-private partnerships. The soft spots highlighted during the implementation of the Drug Free Peshawar Project establish that there is still room for improvement in the form of not only increasing the number of rehabilitations centers but also establishing rehabilitation centers in the jails of Peshawar


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How to Cite

Khan, S. M., & Bashir, F. (2023). An Analysis of Government Endeavors for Drug Abuse Sensitization & Eradication: A Case Study of Drug Free Peshawar Project . Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 43(4), 627-636.