ISLAMABAD - The Five Years National AIDS Control Programme approved by the Central Development Working Party would cost Rs 9.9 billion containing a loin share of Rs 1.93 million for the Capital. According to the approved project (PC-I), the implementation period would begin from 2013 with completion target of 2018 for execution across Pakistan, including Azad Jammu and Kashmir as well. Out of the total cost, the government would have to contribute 20 per cent while the rest would pour in from different sources of foreign assistance. As per the break-up of AIDS control funds, Punjab would be getting Rs 280 million, Sindh Rs 1740 million, NWFP Rs 613 million, Balochistan Rs 671 million while the AJK would get Rs 117 million The AIDS control programme would focus on strengthening scope of NACP and aiming at targeting the rural and far-flung areas to create awareness against the menace in real sense. Like other parts of the country, World AIDS Day was also marked in Pakistan, however on government part no major activity was carried out. A stage play titled "Zara See Bhool" was organised by National AIDS Control Programme for formality purpose. Pakistan is facing a challenge to address the concerned epidemic of HIV infection among street-based drug users and there associated network. In Pakistan, the numbers of HIV/AIDS patients are around 70,000 to 80,000 and the disease prevalence rate among Injecting Drug Users it is about 21 per cent and only 5000 patients are registered with NACP. There are 38.6 million people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide and it is the worst epidemic the humanity has ever faced. According to the "HIV Second Generation in Pakistan National Report Round 3 2008" compiled by National AIDS Control Programme now Pakistan has a well-established concentrated HIV epidemic in Injecting Drug Users. Despite various preventive efforts, the infection rates among IDUs have steadily increased from 10.8 per cent in 2005 to 21 per cent in 2008. In addition to current efforts being carried out by the government to fight against this disease still there is a dire need for rapid implantation of effective programmes and improving coverage of existing programmes to curtail further expansion of HIV epidemics in vulnerable groups.