Rawalpindi—Anti-Narcotics Force celebrated its “20th Raising Day” with full zeal and enthusiasm here at Headquarters ANF.
The event also included wreath laying ceremony for Shuhada and Annual Performance Award Ceremony of year 2015. It was attended by ex DGs of ANF, Diplomats, LEAs representatives as well as serving & retired ANF employees, according to Anti-Narcotics Force press release issued here Sunday.
The day started by paying tribute to ANF Shuhada, in which a wreath laying ceremony was held at Shuhada Monument, Headquarters ANF.
Later, Raising Day Celebrations commenced with a “Welcome Address” by DG ANF, Major General Nasir Dilawar Shah HI(M). He thanked all invitees for their arrival and apprised them about performance of the force, especially achievement of 2015 i.e. a record year for Anti-Narcotics Force, drug challenges, recent initiatives, training aspects, technical improvements and up-gradation plans.
Lt Gen (R) and former DG Mushtaq Hussain HI(M) was the chief guest. He appreciated the continued efforts put in by force since inception.
Addressing the gathering he emphasised that ANF should keep up as a firm, righteous and lawful force. In view of drug threat scenario, he called for undertaking unified efforts and modernization of force.
The event subsequently merged with ANF Performance Awards Ceremony 2015, in which the chief guest gave away the awards to the Best Performance Holders.
Significant facets of awards included Operations, Training, Prosecution, Investigation, Intelligence, Treatment & Awareness, overall best Regional Directorate and Police station.
The Award Winners not only included ANF Employees, but also other LEAs and Anti-Narcotics Force Prosecutors.
The ceremony concluded with a traditional collective-meal of all ranks and guests. The Raising Day has a unique significance of providing a forum for serving / ex-employees, all stakeholders and associated sectors. Additionally, it also provides an opportunity to acknowledge best performances and communicate/ revive mutual obligations.