Arab countries have listed ‘Naswar’ – powdered tobacco snuff mostly consumed in Pakistan and Afghanistan as a drug and banned its use.

After the announcement from the Middle East countries, the Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has placed banners at the country’s 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 Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has prohibited all visitors from carrying ‘Naswar’ with them while traveling 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.