Narcotics Control Division
Pakistan Narcotics Board (PNB) was set up in 1957 in the Revenue Division (Central Board of Revenue). The Pakistan Narcotics Board consisted of representatives from the Provincial Governments and some Federal Ministries/Divisions. Pakistan ratified the single Convention on narcotics drugs, 1961 on August 15, 1965. To meet obligations under the said Convention, the Government of Pakistan established the Pakistan Narcotics Control Board (PNCB) through a declaration on 8th March, 1973.
The Narcotics Control Division (NCD) was established in 1989 and the Pakistan Narcotics Control Board (PNCB) became its attached department. The Anti Narcotics Task Force (ANTF) was also established in 1991. On February 21, 1995, PNCB and ANTF were merged to constitute Anti Narcotics Force (ANF) as an attached department of Narcotics Control Division thereafter ANF has been re-organized through ANF Act 1997. The Narcotics Control Division was given the status of a full-fledged ministry in 2002 up to 2013. In July 2013, NCD was made part of Ministry of Interior and Narcotics Control.
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