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Our Vision
One Nation, One Destination, Drug Free pakistan
ANF signed MOU to establish MATRRC
Govt of Punjab and ANF RD Punjab sign MOU to establish Model Addiction Treatment Rehabilitation & Reintegration Centre at Data Darbar Hospital for free treatment of drug addicts
30th ANF Raising Day - 2024
ANF 30th Raising Day commenced with a heartfelt tribute to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives in relentless battle against narcotics.
Inauguration of ANF Forensic Lab
Honourable Caretaker Federal Minister for Interior & Narcotics Control, Mr. Sarfraz Ahmed Bugti, inaugurated ANF Forensic Lab at the ANF Academy in Islamabad. This facility is first of its kind and represents a significant step in advancing the forensic c
National Anti-Drug Awareness Campaign
RD Sindh in collaboration with Sindh Motor Sports Association organised National Anti-Drug Awareness Campaign at Frere Hall, Karachi on 3 Dec 2023. The event was graced by Sindh Provincial Minister for Culture, Sports & Tourism Honourable Dr Junaid Ali Sh
ANF Vigilance Squad
ANF Vigilance Squad conducted patrolling in the vicinity of educational institutions
IDEC XXXVII Jamaica
During IDEC XXXVII Conference in Jamaica, DG ANF Maj Gen Muhammad Aneeq ur Rehman Malik HI (M) acted as Chairperson of Middle Eastern Division comprising 38 countries & presented recommendations to IDEC Sectt & delegates from 138 countries.
HONLAP
45th Meeting of Heads of National Law Enforcement Agencies Asia Pacific (HONLAP) began on 24th Oct in Bali
ANF
Anti Narcotics Force Pakistan

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

Role

  • To maintain liaison and promote transnational cooperation in counter narcotics activities as envisioned in International Drug Control Treaties and Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs).
  • To collect, analyze and exchange drug related information with the quarters concerned in line with National Policy parameters.
Legal Authorization

The functions of International Cooperation Directorate are governed by the following sections of Anti Narcotics Force Act, 1997:-

  • Section 5 (c). "Provide assistance and advice to other enforcement agencies on all matters in the field of narcotics and to collect info from all national and international enforcement agencies about illicit narcotic traffic and traffickers;"
  • Section 5 (d). "Maintain liaison with all national or international narcotics authorities, organizations, bodies, associations and societies and represent Pakistan in such conferences, seminars and workshops arranged by any such org on narcotics related matters;"
Tasks Prioritized under ANF SPEAR Strategy
  • Alliances and cooperation with other Ministries / Departments as per National Anti Narcotics Policy 2010.
  • Maintain close coordination and inland cooperation between Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) under Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) Forum.
  • Promoting cooperation with international narcotics control authorities, organization, bodies, associations and societies.
  • Exchanging intelligence and conducting coordinated / International Controlled Delivery operations with international partners.
  • Promoting Pakistan's perspective in international conferences, seminars and workshops.
  • Capacity building of the Force through international support.
  • Identification of areas for financial assistance from donors.
  • Assisting other countries in training elated matters.

International Obligations

Pakistan is signatory to following international Conventions and Declarations on Drugs Control:-

  • Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961 (As amended by the 1972 Protocol amending the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, 1961).
  • Convention on Psychotropic Substances, 1971.
  • Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, 1988.
  • Political Declaration and Plan of Action on International Cooperation towards an Integrated and Balance Strategy to Counter the World Drug Problem-2009.
  • SAARC Convention on Narcotic Drugs & Psychotropic Substances-1990.
  • The Protocol on drug matters with Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) countries.

Being a global issue, there are numerous international, multilateral and bilateral organizations / coordinating bodies which are dealing with the counter drugs issues and related aspects. Pakistan is an established and well respected partner in a number of such bodies. Pakistan's views, opinions, analysis and inputs on counter drugs issues are considered credible and are widely respected. Representations in, and interaction with such fora not only projects the strong resolve of Government of Pakistan against the menace of drugs but also helps in disseminating our efforts and achievements which attract keen interest of the relevant international audience.

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Important counter narcotics fora / organizations are as under:-

  • Commission on Narcotics Drugs (CND) including its Reconvened Sessions - 53 x member states.
  • Sub-Commission on Illicit Drug Trafficking and Related Matters in the Near and Middle East - 23 x member states.
  • Head of National Drug Law Enforcement Agencies, Asia & Pacific (HONLEA) - 53 x member states.
  • SAARC Committee on Drug Trafficking / Drug Abuse - 8 x member states.
  • Paris Pact Initiative - 63 x member states.
  • Quintet Forum (Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, & Iran).
  • Triangular Initiative (Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan)
  • International Drug Enforcement Conference (IDEC) - 84 x member states
  • Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) - 10 x member states:-
    • Senior Officials Meeting on Drug Control
    • Meetings of the Chiefs of Police of Anti Narcotics Force
  • Conference of Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in the area of Drug Control - 20 x member states.
  • Colombo Plan - 25 x member states.
  • Bilateral engagements with important countries like USA, China, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait and UK.
  • Interaction with following important international organizations:-
    • United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
    • International Narcotics Control Board (INCB)
    • Drug Enforcement Administration, USA
    • International Narcotics Law Enforcement (INL), USA
    • Office of Defence Representative, Pakistan (ODRP), USA
    • SAARC Drug Offences Monitoring Desk (SDOMD)
    • Interpol

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Cooperation with Foreign Law Enforcement Agencies and Drug Liaison Officers on all Operational Matters.

Pakistan has always cooperated with international counterparts by remaining within the legal purviews. For that purpose, ANF has been assigned to act as a point of contact to interact with Drug Liaison Officers of respective countries / embassies, to share operational information, to coordinate Controlled Delivery Operations and to respond to the inquiries on drug related matters. Currently, 40 x Drug Liaison Officers of 35 x countries are posted in Pakistan. In addition to frequent bilateral interactions, regular DLOs conferences are also held at ANF Academy, Islamabad to apprise them about ANF's counter narcotics achievements.

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Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs)

Pakistan has signed MoUs with 32 countries and Letters of Intent with 2 x countries. Moreover, 15 x new MoUs and revision for 5 x existing MoUs are also under process. Additionally, specific treaties have been signed with 29 x countries for extradition of convicts on certain offences including drug trafficking. Details of these agreements are as under:-

Signed MoU

Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Australia

Australia

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan

Brazil

Brazil

Brunei Darussalam

Brunei Darussalam

China

China

USA

USA

Egypt

Egypt

Hellenic Republic (Greece)

Hellenic Republic (Greece)

India

India

Indonesia

Indonesia

Iran

Iran

Italy

Italy

Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan

Kingdom of Cambodia

Kingdom of Cambodia

Kuwait

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan

Lao People’s Democratic

Lao People's Democratic

Maldives

Maldives

Nigeria

Nigeria

Republic of Philippines

Republic of Philippines

Romania

Romania

Russia

Russia

Singapore

Singapore

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Syria

Syria

Tajikistan

Tajikistan

Thailand

Thailand

Turkey

Turkey

UAE

UAE

United Kingdom

United Kingdom

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

Under Process MoUs

Bahrain

Bahrain

Canada

Canada

Libya

Libya

Kenya

Kenya

Malaysia

Malaysia

Malta

Malta

Mauritius

Mauritius

Nepal

Nepal

Oman

Oman

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia

Seychelles

Seychelles

South Africa

South Africa

Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan

Ukraine

Ukraine

Letter of Intent (LoI)

Australia

Australia

China

China

Extradition Treaties

Argentina

Argentina

Belgium

Belgium

France

France

Greece

Greece

Switzerland

Switzerland

USA

USA

Iran

Iran

Monaco

Monaco

Netherlands

Netherlands

Denmark

Denmark

Austria

Austria

Yougoslavia

Yougoslavia

Iraq

Iraq

Ecuador

Ecuador

Portugal

Portugal

Luxembourg

Luxembourg

Colombia

Colombia

Liberia

Liberia

Cuba

Cuba

San Marino

San Marino

Italy

Italy

Egypt

Egypt

Australia

Australia

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

Algeria

Algeria

China

China

UAE

UAE

Libya

Libya

Kuwait

Kuwait