Naswar (Snuff) – powdered tobacco snuff mostly consumed in Pakistan and Afghanistan has been put on the list of drugs in Arab countries and banned its use.

After the announcement from the Middle East countries, the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF), a drug controlling body of Pakistan, has placed banners at the different airports of the country and urges 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 Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has prohibited all visitors from carrying ‘Naswar’ with them while travelling 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.

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