The Ministry of Narcotics Control (MNC) 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 Ministry of Narcotics Control. Thereafter, the ANF has been re-organized through ANF Act 1997. The Ministry of Narcotics Control was given the status of a full-fledged ministry in 2002. It was converted into a department of Interior Ministry in 2013 but was later on re-instated as a Ministry in 2017.