Anti Narcotics Force celebrates 20th Raising Day with full zeal and enthusiasm

Islamabad, February 22, 2016 (PPI-OT):On 21 Feb 2016, ANF celebrated its “20th Raising Day” with full zeal and enthusiasm at Headquarters ANF, Rawalpindi. 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 and retired ANF employees.

The day started by paying tribute to ANF Shuhada, in which a Wreath Laying Ceremony was held at Shuhada Monument at Headquarters ANF. The ceremony was attended by Next of Kins of Shuhada, ANF Officers and Officials as well as all invitees. The event included paying of homage by salute by all participants and a special collective “Dua”.

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 ANF, drug challenges, recent initiatives, training aspects, technical improvements and up-gradation plans.

2nd Director General of ANF, Lieutenant General (R) Mushtaq Hussain HI (M) graced the occasion as Chief Guest. He appreciated the continued efforts put in by force since inception. Addressing the august 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 Chief Guest gave away the awards to the Best Performance Holders. Significant facets of awards included Operations, Training, Prosecution, Investigation, Intelligence, Treatment and Awareness, overall best Regional Directorate and Police station. The Award Winners not only included ANF Employees, but also other LEAs and ANF Prosecutors.

The ceremony ended 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.

For more information, contact:
Headquarters,
Anti Narcotics Force (ANF)
National Park Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9270173
Fax: +92-51-9270165
Email: anf@anf.gov.pk
Website: www.anf.gov.pk