In 1st quarter of year recovered 22 tons of narcotics worth Rs 62 Arab 51 Crore and 28 Lacs, while arresting 307 persons

Islamabad, May 26, 2015 (PPI-OT): ANF Force Commanders Conference terminated at HQ ANF Rawalpindi. While making a close-up talk at the occasion, DG ANF Major General Khawar Hanif appreciated the performance of Force in 1st quarter of the year, which yielded record achievement, in which 259 cases were registered, 307 persons arrested along with seizure of 2.3 Ton Opium, 2.9 Ton Heroin, 16.8 Ton Charas and 1 Kg Cocaine.

He also appreciated present year’s Poppy Eradication Campaign, in which 1216 acres of poppy crop was destroyed. He valued previous month’s raids on narco-suppliers to students, however told much more need to be done. He appreciated the regular announcements of anti-drug massages at airports. He valued to open a UAN number, for maintaining direct contact with public.

DG ANF upraised the participants about welcoming steps taken by the Government of Pakistan for increase in salaries of ANF employees. Force Commanders upraised that the pay-increase is a well-received step and will boost the morale of the Force; however DG ANF told that it should also correspond to ANF endeavours, which should reach beyond the call of duties.

DG ANF gave special directive, for homing-on to curb the narcotics trend in educational institutions. He urged to launch special endeavours against drug suppliers to students and deal with iron hand in bringing them to justice. He also emphasized to have a vigilant check on air-flights destined to China, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Europe.

He also passed instructions for smuggling-in the synthetic drugs to Pakistan. DG ANF instructed that ANF should remain firm to fulfil its professional obligations; however it also entails to remain within disciplined parameters as per law. He passed strict instructions to fish out corrupt officials from the force and directed intelligence unit to keep a strict inward watch.

For more information, contact:
Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF)
Minister for Narcotics Control
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