The “common and shared responsibility” is one of the key principles of UN Conventions. Following this principle, Pakistan takes stringent measures to check the flows of drugs from trafficking towards rest of the world. Pakistan’s achievements and efforts in this regard are highlighted by ANF which are recognized and admired by global community. ANF probably is the only force in the country which is recognized to have global reach performing joint operations with other countries and participates in various international initiatives/operations on tracking of precursor chemicals. The active participation and performance in joint operations with Iran under Triangular Initiative of UNODC is also testimony to this fact. Moreover, since 2003 ANF has conducted 47 Controlled Delivery operations in collaboration with 18 countries including Australia, China, UK, USA, Germany, Spain, UAE, Italy etc.
In pursuance to UN Convention 1988, Government of Pakistan made necessary legislation in the Counter Narcotics and Substances (CNS) Act 1997 also by adding a chapter (VIII) exclusively dealing with “International Cooperation and Mutual Legal Assistance” with the foreign states in relation to the investigation and trial of narcotic cases.
Pakistan is signatory to UN and SAARC conventions on Drug Control. It has signed MoUs on drugs and psychotropic substances with 30 countries and and letter of Intents with 2 countries.
UN Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs 1961 (PDF)
UN Convention on Psychotropic Substances 1971 (PDF)
UN Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances 1988 (PDF)