ANF destroys 403.882 kg confiscated drugs.
organized a central drug burning ceremony and destroyed 403.882
kg confiscated narcotics.
Pakistan is facing both internal and external threats,
and under such circumstances, drug crime is badly affecting our
Hence, it is mandatory to tackle this menace with iron
hands, Secretary Narcotics Control Division, Capt (R) Arif Nawaz Khan
said this while addressing the ceremony.
ANF Director General Major General Musarrat Nawaz Malik,
foreign dignitaries, officials of Law Enforcement Agencies,
high ranking military and civil officials, international partners on drug
control, NGOs, civil society, sports organizations, celebrities,
mediapersons and students from different educational institutions were
present on the occasion.
Arif Nawaz said ANF was rendering extraordinary endeavors
to counter drug trafficking at national and international level
and lauded ANF's achievements and its role as a specialized force
in combating trafficking of illicit drugs at national, regional
and global level.
The Secretary assured his all-out support to ANF for
addressing inadequacies of the force to tackle the menace more
In his welcome address, Major General Musarrat Nawaz
said menace of drugs is one of the most damaging and life
crippling threat for society and ANF is striving for its
absolute elimination to achieve goal of "Drug Free Society."
He apprised that 403.882 kg of narcotics are being
burnt at Islamabad, however, this year ANF burnt a total of
168.148 Metric Tons of drugs worth US $ 673.115 millions
including recent drug burning ceremonies at Peshawar and Quetta.
The DG said ANF is continuously launching "Anti-Drug Drives"
in major cities with special focus on educational institutions.
Presenting a brief account of professional performance
of ANF, he said during 2018, ANF registered 902 cases,
arrested 1077 persons involved in drug trafficking while
seized 4143.96 kg Opium, 1572 kg Morphine, 3481.242 kg
Heroin, 45120.438 kg Hashish, 2.492 kg Cocaine, 1621.349
kg Amphetamine, 45.673 kg Methamphetamine, 1.543 kg
Ecstasy Tablets, 92.37 kg Xanax Tablets, 71.400 kg Pranax
Tablets, 57.027 kg Cannabis, 8 Kg Poppy Straw and Precursor
Chemical comprising 4283 Liter Acetic Anhydride, 3700
Liter Sulfuric Acid, 450 Liter Hydrochloric Acid, 6977
Liter Acetone, 114 Liter Ketamine and 65 Kg Crystals.
Major General Musarrat Nawaz said during year 2018, out
of 898 arrested accused, 830 were given punishments, hence
making 95 per cent successful conviction rate.
Further, this year ANF has frozen assets worth Rs. 39.265
He said in year 2018, ANF has undertaken 331 drug abuse
prevention and awareness raising activities throughout the
Talking about drug treatment facilities, he apprised that
in addition to already established three MATRCs at Islamabad,
Quetta & Karachi, ANF has established a 50 bedded Female &
Juvenile Ward (25 beds for Women & 25 for Children) at
existing MATRC Karachi and a 25 bedded MATRC Sukkur has
also started functioning.
He said ANF has provided free drug treatment
to 914 drug addicts at its Drug Treatment Centers in
He also highlighted the up-gradation of ANF Balochistan
in respect of deployment, intelligence ability, technical
capability and mobility with special focus on Gwadar in
view of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The DG said Pakistan is a poppy free country since
2001 but region produces over 90 per cent of world's opiates
which puts Pakistan in double jeopardy of being a victim
as well as a transit country.
The recent inauguration of China-Pakistan Joint Border
Liaison Office (BLO) at Sost Border is a great achievement
which will help both the countries in countering border
smuggling and sharing of experiences.
Later, he thanked all with determination of making the
country, region, continent and world completely free from