Arif Nawaz lauds ANF for combating trafficking of illicit drugs

Secretary of Ministry of Narcotics Control, Capt (Retd) Arif Nawaz Khan Wednesday assured all-out support to ANF for addressing inadequacies of Force to tackle menace more vigorously. The secretary, who paid a first formal visit to headquarters Anti Narcotics Force (ANF), Rawalpindi after assuming the charge, lauded ANF’s achievements and its role as a specialized force in combating trafficking of illicit drugs at national, regional and global level.
He was welcomed by Director General of ANF, Major General Musarrat Nawaz Malik and senior officers.
The secretary was briefed on counter narcotics endeavors being rendered by ANF, professional achievements, current drug situation and major challenges being faced with regard to trafficking of narcotics, precursor chemicals and psychotropic substances.
He was apprised that ANF is vigorously undertaking drug demand reduction campaigns through public awareness drives and community participation activities throughout Pakistan as well as running rehabilitation centers providing free of cost treatment to drug addicts.—APP

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