Heroin in Pakistan more affordable than food. Get short URL Published time: July 16, 2013 21:20 Edited time: July 18, 2013 13:50 Over one billion dollarsâ€™ worth of heroin each year â€“ that is the deadly fallout Pakistan gets from the blooming narcotics industry that provides the main cash crop in devastated Afghanistan. Locals say heroin is cheaper than food. Itâ€™s thought Pakistan has more than four million drug addicts, but less than 80 dedicated drug rehab clinics. As RTâ€™s Lucy Kafanov reports from Karachi, those heroin addicts donâ€™t even bother hiding their habit. For many this is a deadly path. Local young man Abdullah spent two weeks looking for his father, a heroin addict, eventually finding him in Karachiâ€™s largest morgue. While help for drug addicts is in short supply, there is no shortage of heroin on the streets of Karachi. Afghanistan is the worldâ€™s largest producer of opium â€“ heroinâ€™s main ingredient â€“ and accounts for 90 per cent of the global supply. Roughly 40 per cent of it is smuggled through Pakistan. Opium production is up for the third year in a row, and predicted to grow more. When NATO leaves in 2014, there are fears the floodgates will open for the spread of the deadly harvest. For more watch RTâ€™s Lucy Kafanovâ€™s report from Pakistan http://rt.com/news/pakistan-afghanistan-drugs-heroin-186/"