New scheme aims to entice locals away from growing narcotics that help fuel insurgency.
Workers returning from Iran also fuelling narcotics epidemic.
Locals say that reviving a once-flourishing processing plant could provide a much-needed alternative.
Tactic signals fresh effort to eliminate insurgents’ income from narcotics.
Local producers say they can now plant and harvest their fields all year round.
Experts say a major reason is the influence of a husband or other male authority figure within the family.
Minors are seen as the ideal way to smuggle and supply narcotics.
State agencies accused of failing to fulfil their mandate.
Officials report that large numbers of women are choosing to end their marriages.
Few resources available to address endemic addition in northeastern province.