ANF, others stakeholders agree to evolve joint mechanism to counter challenges

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Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) Rawalpindi organized Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) meeting of all Law Enforcement Agencies at ANF Headquarters, Rawalpindi on Thursday.

The main objective of the meeting was to ponder upon prevailing challenges, synergize counter narcotics operations, and enhances mutual coordination and cooperation for effective drug control and to obtain maximum benefits from the jurisdiction of respective departments.
Brief analysis of performance of all LEAs for year 2021 was presented during the meeting. The forum was also briefed about ANF performance which was warmly lauded by all IATF members.
Progress on decisions taken during last IATF meeting was also reviewed.
During the meeting, significance of collaborated efforts for effective eradication of narcotics was highlighted and emphasis was laid on formulating joint mechanism.
In addition, it was urged to enhance mutual cooperation in different fields including Integrated Border Management System (IBMS), Information Sharing, Drug Awareness Activities, Training of IATF member agencies officers at ANF Academy, Assessment of Emerging Narco Trends, Legal Issues and Capacity Building.
While extending the concluding note, DG ANF Major General Ghulam Shabeer Narejo appreciated energetic participation of IATF member agencies in the meeting and desired for frequent mutual interaction at provincial as well as federal level to beat the menace of drugs.