The Anti Narcotics Force (ANF)
is a government controlled organization in Pakistan
which targets the eradication of drug supply, drug dealing and organizing rehabilitation programmes. The ANF is a Pakistani police's special forces that is mandate to conduct difficult operations against the drug mafia and drug organizations. The Anti-Narcotics Force is currently headed by Director General Major General Syed Shakeel Hussain
The Pakistan Narcotics Board (PNB) was established in the Revenue Division in 1957 to fulfil Pakistan its obligations under the International Opium Convention of 1925. The Pakistan Narcotics Board consisted of representatives from the provincial governments and some federal ministries and divisions. Pakistan ratified the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs 1961 on August 15, 1965. To meet its obligations under the said Convention, the government, through a declaration dated March 8, 1973, renamed Pakistan Narcotics Board as the Pakistan Narcotics Control Board (PNCB).
The Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF) was established in December 1991. In February 1995, PNCB and Anti Narcotics Task Force were merged to constitute the Anti Narcotics Force (ANF), which is now the Premier Law Enforcement Agency in the field of narcotics control. The ANF is assigned to:
Streamline coordination procedures among law enforcement agencies for the implementation of international obligations.
Make earnest endeavours to attain a drug-free society.Translate the... Read More