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Due Date: 12

th April, 2012 Marks: 20

The Case:

Pakistan is facing a persistent problem of illegal use of drugs such as heroine, cocaine and

crack. According to the annual report of United Nations Office on drug and crime, Pakistan’s

annual heroine market is worth $1.2 billion. More than 90% of the world’s opium which is

used for the production of alcohol and heroine is produced in neighboring country

Afghanistan and distributed to Pakistan, Iran and other countries. Pakistan is one of the main

suppliers of heroine to the whole world. According to government sources, 600,000 people

enter into drug abuse in Pakistan annually. Drug use has several adverse effects. One is that

drug addiction can destroy the lives of drug users and their families. Another is that drug

addicts often turn to robbery and other violent crimes to obtain the money needed to fulfill

their habit. Several steps have been taken by the Government of Pakistan to minimize the

use of drugs.


Part A:

Following steps have been taken by the government to minimize the use of drugs. Identify

the effect of each step on demand curve of drugs, supply curve of drugs, equilibrium price

and equilibrium quantity of drugs with the help of diagram.

a. Government imposes ban on some drugs from entering the country.

b. Government introduces awareness programs to educate the general public about the

harmful effects of drug usage.

c. Government hires new anti-narcotics officers to fight against the usage of drugs.

Part B:

Being an economist, elaborate the impact of supply side policies on prevailing drug related

crimes in Pakistan in short run and long run?

(Marks: A = 5+5+5, B = 5)


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For acquiring the relevant knowledge, do not rely only on handouts but watch the

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also use other reference books.

For planning your semester activities in an organized manner, you are advised to view

schedule of upcoming Assignments, Quizzes and GDBs in the overview tab of the

course website on VULMS.

Graphs are very important in Economics course. This assignment will enhance your skill

of drawing graphs. A complete procedure of

“How to draw graphs in MS-Word” is

uploaded on announcement page of LMS. Get help from that uploaded file to solve your


Corrigendum related to lecture # 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7 have been uploaded on LMS in the

announcement section. Read these corrigenda attentively before solving assignment.

Draw diagrams by yourself. Do NOT copy from any source. NO need to write irrelevant


Properly label the diagrams where required. Labeling also contains



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Formatting guidelines:


Use the font style “Times New Roman”/ “Arial” and font size “12”.


It is advised to compose your document in MS-Word 2003.


Use black and blue font colors only.

Solution guidelines:


Every student will work individually and has to write in the form of an analytical



Give the answer according to question.


For acquiring the relevant knowledge don’t rely only on handouts but watch the

video lectures and use other reference books also.

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Please note that your assignment will not be graded or graded as Zero (0) if:


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The file you uploaded does not open or is corrupt


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