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Pakistan Narcotics Board (PNB) was set up in 1957, in the Revenue Division in order to fulfil Pakistan's obligations under the International Opium Convention of 1925. Pakistan Narcotics Board (PNB) comprised representatives from the Provincial Governments and some Federal Ministries/Divisions. Pakistan ratified the Single Convention on Narcotics Drugs, 1961 on 15th August, 1965.

Pakistan Narcotics Control Board (PNCB) was established in 1973 with five Regional Directorates, in response to UN Convention on Narcotics Control, with the mandate to combat narcotics in the Country. The Board functioned as an attached department of Ministry of Interior till 1989 with strength of 883 all ranks. During 1989, Narcotics Control Division (NCD) was established and the Board became its attached department.

Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF) comprising 388 all ranks from Pakistan Army was established in December 1991 as an attached department of NCD.

Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) was raised on 21 February 1995 by merging ANTF and PNCB.

Narcotics Control Division (NCD) was declared Ministry of Narcotics Control in 2001, however, it was reverted back to NCD under Ministry of Interior and Narcotics Control (MOI&NC) in 2013.

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