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DG ANF in Saudi Arabia to attend 51st session on drug trafficking issues.

RAWALPINDI -- - Director General Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) Major General Nasir Dilawar Shah has reached in Saudi Arabia to attend 51st session of the Sub-Commission on illicit drug trafficking and related matters in Central Asia and Middle East.

According to a statement issued by the ANF Headquarters here on Monday, this Sub-Commission is an advisory forum to formulate draft regional policies which to be presented in the upcoming meeting for the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND).

Pakistan has voiced its national stance, leading to adoption in regional standpoint, which will be presented in forthcoming session at Vienna, most likely to be held in March 2017. This forum also provides opportunity to discuss bilateral issues, individual concerns and national resolve between member states, the statement said.

This year main agenda points of the meeting are including strengthening cooperation and coordination against trafficking, current trends and modus operandi in trafficking in amphetamine-type stimulants, new psychoactive substances and pharmaceutical preparations, comprehensive and balanced drug-related policies, specific needs of children and youth to prevent drug abuse and need of criminal justice system for under-age drug offenders.

According to details of the the Sub-Commission, it was established in year 1973 and its meeting is held annually. There are 23 members of the Sub-Commission including Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, Iran and states from Middle East and Central Asia.

In addition to the main objectives of the sub-commission i.e. to serve as a consultative body which provide the CND with a regional perspective on dealing with illicit drugs, it also facilitates cooperation and coordination in regional activities directed against illicit drug traffic and identifies priority issues and formulate recommendations to the Commission for addressing these issues.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
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Date:Nov 22, 2016
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