RAWALPINDI: Anti Narcotics Force (ANF), prime drug law enforcement agency of Pakistan which is striving for absolute elimination of drug abuse for attaining the goal of drug free society and is vigorously executing its assigned tasks with utmost dedication and determination also provided free of cost drug treatment to 900 drug addicts at its Drug Treatment Centers during 2017.
According to an ANF spokesman, ANF is also expanding its Drug Treatment Facility to 178 more beds at Karachi, Sukkur and Peshawar including establishment of 48 bedded female and Juvenile Drug Treatment Ward within existing MATRC Karachi in addition to existing 145 bedded Drug Treatment Facilities at Islamabad, Quetta and Karachi. He informed that during 2017, ANF also arranged 23 different training courses at ANF Academy, wherein 1943 officers and officials of ANF as well as other Law Enforcement Agencies were imparted professional training.
Besides, ANF has also up-graded ANF Baluchistan in respect of deployment, intelligence ability, technical capability and mobility with special focus on Gawadar in view of the CPEC. Pakistan has attained status of poppy free state since 2001, but the neighboring territories produce over 90% of the world’s opiates which puts Pakistan in double jeopardy of being a victim as well as a transit country.
Overall, professional and operational performance of ANF remained excellent during 2017 making it one of the elite forces at national, regional and international level.