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Director General Anti Narcotics Force attending 51st Session of Sub-Commission on Drugs at Saudi Arabia

Rawalpindi, November 21, 2016 (PPI-OT):DG ANF Major General Nasir Dilawar Shah HI(M) is on a visit at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The purpose of visit is to attend 51st Session of Sub-Commission on illicit Drug trafficking and related matters in the near and Middle East. This is an advisory forum to formulate draft regional policies, which are presented in upcoming meeting for Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND). While using this key podium, Pakistan has voiced its national stance, leading to adoption in regional stand point, which will be presented in forthcoming session at Vienna, most likely to be held in March2017.This forum also provided opportunity to discuss bilateral issues, individual concerns and national resolve between member states.

This year main agenda points of the meeting include 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. This Sub-commission was established in 1973and its meetings of Sub-commission are 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-commissioni.e.to serve as a consultative body which provide the CND with a regional perspective on dealing with illicit drugs, it also facilitates operation and coordination in regional activities directed against illicit drug traffic and identifies priority issues and formulates recommendations to the Commission for addressing these issues.

For more information, contact:
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

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