The functions of International Cooperation Directorate are governed by the following sections of Anti Narcotics Force Act, 1997:-
Pakistan is signatory to following international Conventions and Declarations on Drugs Control:-
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.
Important counter narcotics fora / organizations are as under:-
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.
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:-
Hellenic Republic (Greece)
Kingdom of Cambodia
Lao People's Democratic
Republic of Philippines